Monday, March 26, 2012

2012 Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo & Spring Fling

Over the weekend thousands of families, scouts, landowners and homeowners attend the annual Wildlife and Woodland Expo & Spring Fling at the Lone Star College-Montgomery campus in Conroe. The annual event is free and open to the public. It’s co-sponsored by Texas Forest Service, Lone Star College-Montgomery, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the U.S. Forest Service.

The Water Resources Program was on hand to answer questions related to water resources and promote the use of forestry BMPs. Donna Work and Todd Thomas handed out information and explained how healthy forests and the use of BMPs can provide clean water for the environment and the citizens of Texas. Landowners interested in conducting forestry activities on their property could pick up a copy of the Forestry BMP handbook and many other resources. A demonstration showing the importance of riparian vegetation and Streamside Management Zones (SMZs) was also conducted using a rainfall simulator model to illustrate the forest-water relationship.

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