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Texas firefighters head to California again to help fight deadly wildfires

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:33

Some 200 firefighters in 50 engines from 47 Texas fire departments in 23 counties will head to California to help fight three major wildfires that have taken at least 29 lives, destroyed more than 6,700 structures and prompted evacuations for about 250,000 Californians. “When the call came into Texas this summer

Texas A&M Forest Service employees gather at annual personnel meeting

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:32

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Approximately 500 Texas A&M Forest Service employees gathered today at the agency’s annual personnel meeting. The meeting was held at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic & Convention Center in Temple, Texas. Agrilife Vice Chancellor Dr. Patrick Stover and Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Susan B

Texas firefighters head to California to help fight deadly wildfires

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:32

August 7, 2018 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Some 98 firefighters from 29 Texas fire departments in 20 counties will head to California this week to fight wildfires that have burned more than 750,000 acres. The deployment is an activation of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) for wildfire suppression

Texas A&M Forest Service Honored for Achievement in GIS

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:32

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — July 11, 2018 — Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, presented Texas A&M Forest Service with their Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award on July 11 at the annual Esri User Conference. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates, Texas A&M Forest Service

Firefighters gather in East Texas for annual Wildland Fire Training Academy

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:32

LUFKIN, Texas – More than 200 emergency responders will attend the 21st Annual East Texas Wildfire and Incident Management Academy over the next two weeks to improve their knowledge and skills for combating wildfires and managing the complex, large scale disasters that often occur in Texas.  The East Texas

2018 Texas Arbor Day host city announced

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:32

EL PASO, Texas — In Texas, the official state Arbor Day celebration is held in a different host city each year on the first Friday in November. Today, on National Arbor Day, Texas A&M Forest Service announced that this year’s state celebration will be hosted in El Paso, Texas. Across the Lone Star State

Wildfire Outbreak Forecast for Tuesday

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:32

April 16, 2018 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — There is high probability of a significant wildfire outbreak in West Texas and the Panhandle Tuesday, April 17 with elevated to critical wildfire conditions present today. The areas of concern include Amarillo, Ft. Stockton, and Midland/Odessa. “With these con

Fire truck donated to hurricane-damaged Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:32

Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department received a fire truck today, donated by the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department from Virginia.

Texans celebrate Arbor Day in “Sun City”

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:32

Nov. 2, 2018 — EL PASO, Texas — Texans from across the state gathered today in the high desert city of El Paso to celebrate the State Arbor Day and the importance of a community’s tree canopy. Today’s celebration, themed Growing our Desert Canopy, is a nod to the City’s mission to have safe and beautiful neighbor

Houston residents will receive free trees to replace those destroyed by Hurricane Harvey

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:32

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Forest Service will host an upcoming Tree Recovery event in Houston as part of the NASCAR Green Race for Trees Campaign. This year, the campaign will distribute 500 trees in Houston to replace those that were damaged and destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Area residents may

Funds Available for Forest Thinning Through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 12:32

Funds Available for Forest Thinning Through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Forest Service is now accepting applications for the 2018 Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) Prevention Program Thinning Cost-Share. Through this program, eligible forest landowners can receive