Wildland Fire

Chris Edgar awarded Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 10, 2017 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Dr. Chris Edgar of Texas A&M Forest Service has been awarded the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Pubic Service in Forestry from Texas A&M AgriLife. The award was presented Jan. 9 at the AgriLife Conference on the campus of Te

Green Ambassadors awarded Vice Chancellor's award in Excellence

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 10, 2017 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Students from Houston’s impoverished East End are changing their schools, their neighborhoods and their futures — for the better.  And the forestry and agricultural communities are taking notice. A multi-agency team of Green Ambassadors has been a

Buffalo Gap celebrates 10 years as a Firewise Community

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

Nov. 10, 2016 — BUFFALO GAP, Texas — Ten years ago, Buffalo Gap, Texas became one of only three Firewise communities in the state. The citizens of Buffalo Gap will commemorate their 10 th year as a Firewise community with a celebration held at City Hall Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Texas A&M Forest Service will presen

Texans celebrate Arbor Day in ‘The Oldest Town in Texas”

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

Nov. 4, 2016 — NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Texans from across the state gathered today in the Oldest Town in Texas to celebrate the State Arbor Day and how trees can connect the past, present and future.

Texas A&M Forest Service celebrates successful year

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

    Nov. 2, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Over 500 Texas A&M Forest Service employees came together at the agency’s annual personnel meeting Wednesday, Nov. 2. 

Eleven miles of ecologically significant Neches River conserved

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

The Conservation Fund and Texas A&M Forest Service announced today the protection of 6,899 acres of working forestland near Palestine, Texas.

Official State Arbor Day Celebration in the ‘Oldest Town in Texas’

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

We encourage all Texas communities to celebrate trees and to learn about the benefits they provide for us every day — like clean air, clear water, improving our health and even saving us money on energy bills.

Grant funding to purchase three fire trucks for TIFMAS approved

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

Three Texas fire departments were selected to receive more than $700,000 in grants from Texas A&M Forest Service through the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual System on Oct. 19. 

Texas A&M Forest Service confirms increase of post oak mortality in Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

 Post oak trees across the state are facing higher mortality rates in both urban and rural settings. 

Wildfire training academy to be held in Bastrop

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

  October 7, 2016—BASTROP, Texas—Firefighters from across the country will travel to Camp Swift to attend one of the country’s premiere interagency wildfire academies. The 19th annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, fondly known as the Bastrop Academy, will take place Oct.

More than 15 million awarded in grants to fire departments

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

Oct. 6, 2016 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas fire departments received more than $15 million in grants Wednesday through the Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program . I

Texans get to celebrate ‘holiday for trees’ on Nov. 4

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

Oct. 4, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texans across the Lone Star State are invited to celebrate Arbor Day Nov. 4. Arbor Day is a holiday for trees – it is the perfect day to plant trees and to celebrate all the ways that trees enrich our lives, communities and landscapes.

New app developed for forestry professionals in Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

For the first time, foresters, landowners and contractors in Texas can now access guidelines for practicing sustainable forestry on their mobile devices. 

Communication is Key to Johnson's Success

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

Earlier today the National Association of State Foresters presented a communications achievement award to Texas A&M Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Paul Johnson. 

Partnerships and community involvement help Texas High School win $10 Million in ‘XQ Super School’ Contest

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

  HOUSTON, Texas — The wait is over. The announcement has come. Furr High School is an XQ America Super School. And although this may be new news to most Texans – the recognition did not happen overnight.

Texans to celebrate Arbor Day 2016 in the state's oldest town

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

Aug. 24, 2016 Texans to celebrate Arbor Day 2016 in the state’s oldest town Congratulations to the City of Nacogdoches, Texas for being selected as the Texas Arbor Day 2016 host city. 

Paul Johnson, Crusader: Changing how we talk about trees

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

Texas A&M Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Paul Johnson has discovered that it is not enough for communities to sustainably manage and care for the urban forest.

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Texas health care facility recognizes local forester for children in nature advocacy

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

The Lone Star Family Health Center has awarded Texas A&M Forest Service Urban District Forester John Warner an annual community award recognizing his advocacy of children in nature. 

Eagle Creek Fire Update 10-10-2017 (Eagle Creek Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:02
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