Tag Archives: Advanced Training

Prescribed Fire Workshop: Benefits and Application

VMS opportunity: AT: TPWD Wildlife & Land Management Workshops & Programs This workshop, sponsored by TPWD and the LCRA, is designed to give landowners and managers a basic understanding of the use and application of prescribed burning to manage for quail, white-tailed deer, other wildlife species and livestock management. Presentations topics will include: Historical perspectives on fire The role of fire in vegetation management Fire weather and safety Fire line preparation Suppression equipment Smoke management Planning the burn The cost of the workshop is $10. It will be… Read More →

TMN-GLC Chapter Meeting/Advanced Training

Volunteer Opportunity: VMS Category: Administrative Work: Chapter Meeting Advanced Training Opportunity: VMS Category: AT: TMN Chapter Program The November chapter meeting will be held at the Brenham Library from 9:30-11:00 a.m., with an AT program to follow. Details of the AT program will be posted when available.

Native Grass Workshop – Bamberger Ranch

VMS opportunity: AT: NGO Workshops and Programs on Wildlife Conservation and Land Stewardship Native Grass Workshop October 12, 2019 An outdoor workshop at Selah learning about grasses. The importance of grasses in conservation cannot be overstated, because they protect and build soils as well as improve water infiltration and aquifer recharge. Whether you have springs, a well, or simply want a variety of healthy plants and trees growing on your land, grasses are your ally. We will be examining different rangesites, and ecological niches and discuss the role… Read More →

Landowner Summit – What’s a Landowner to Do?

VMS opportunity: AT: TMN Chapter Program Members attending the full seminar may claim 5 hours of AT. Members attending only some sessions should claim the number of AT hours for the sessions attended. In the “Describe” box, list the name of the seminar (may be shortened) and the sessions attended.   Preregistration for the summit is now open and accepted online at https://washington.agrilife.org/summit.  Plan to join our Gideon Lincecum Chapter as we present the seminar, “What’s a Landowner to Do? A Plan for Your Land.” We’ll start our daylong seminar… Read More →

TMN-GLC Chapter Meeting/Advanced Training

Volunteer Opportunity: VMS Category: Administrative Work: Chapter Meeting Advanced Training Opportunity: VMS Category: AT: TMN Chapter Program The September chapter meeting will be held at the Fayette County Extension office, large conference room, in LaGrange from 9:30-11:00 a.m., with an AT program to follow from 11:30 to 1 pm. The topic of the AT program is Native Bees.  As always, the public is invited to this free program.

Foraging Workshop – San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

VMS opportunity: NGO Workshops and Programs on Wildlife Conservation and Land Stewardship Mark Vorderbruggen will be presenting a foraging workshop on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site.  Cost for the workshop is $70. Click on the link below for more details.  San Felipe de Austin foraging workshop-September 14, 2019

Texas Waters Webinar – Devils River: A multi-disciplinary approach to saving one of the last great wild rivers in Texas

Advanced Training Opportunity: VMS category: AT: Webinars Note: Only four hours of the annual eight hour AT requirement may be satisfied by attending webinars. The Texas Waters webinar for this month is titled “Devils River: A multi-disciplinary approach to saving one of the last great wild rivers in Texas” presented by Sarah Robertson, Aquatic Biologist, River Studies Program, TPWD. The seminar will be held August 20, 2019 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. CDT.

New Landowner Program – Bees and Trees for Homeowners

VMS category: AT: Agrilife Land Management and Wildlife Conservation Workshops and Programs  Multi-County New Landowner Program is a series of meetings, seminars, and field days designed to provide information and resources related to agriculture, natural resources, wildlife, and land stewardship for new landowners in Austin, Colorado, Fayette, and Washington counties. Participants in the program will hear from Extension experts in various fields about best management practices they can implement on their own property. Sessions rotate among locations in the participating counties. The program brochure is attached here: 2019 Multi-County New Landowner Educational Series Brochure. Contact the extension agents listed for… Read More →

Witte Museum Is Texas Wild? Back from the Brink: Wildlife Success Stories

VMS category: AT: NGO Workshops and Programs on Wildlife Conservation and Land Stewardship Back from the Brink: Wildlife Success Stories August 7th, 2019 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Donald Beard, Caprock Canyon State Park, Dr. Maureen Franke, Texas AgriLife Extension Service  Robert Perez, Texas Parks & Wildlife Just like the wild turkey and the American alligator, the American bison was nearly driven to extinction due to humans. Today, populations are stable and growing. How did that happen?  Discover how you can be a part of conserving plants and animals. $25… Read More →

Prescribed Burn Association Meeting & Training 2019

I would like to invite those interested in our area burn association to attend our annual meeting.  If you are currently a dues paying member please attend the morning session. If you are interested in lunch please RSVP to Roxanne Hernandez <coalcreekpotter@gmail.com>. The afternoon sessions will have qualifying AT training for Master Naturalists. We welcome your attendance even if you are not interested in becoming a dues paying member ( 25.00 per year ). The training prepares you for volunteering at a prescribed burn event and your volunteer… Read More →