Thursday, February 27, 2014

Texas Wildlife & Woodland Expo 2014 – Lone Star College – Montgomery Campus

Bring your family to an educational and fun event this spring! Learn about the land you live on in Texas, while having a great time outside on Lone Star College’s beautiful Montgomery Campus.

Five zones exist throughout the event; each with several hands on activities for adults and young ones. Topic specific demonstrations will occur throughout the day in the five exciting zones. These zones include: Trees, Community, Water, Wildlife, Heritage, and Adventure. The Texas A&M Forest Service will have booths in the Heritage, Trees, Community, and, of course, Water zones.  Please come by and meet Donna Work and myself with any BMP or water quality questions you may have. Donna and I will be explaining the importance of forests to improve water quality in Texas. Our groundwater recharge model and SMZ Model bring The Texas A&M Forest Service’s Best Management Practices Handbook to life. We will also have fun games where your family can learn about water related soils and critters that live in the water.Hope to see you there!

This is a FREE event. No registration required. This event is put on by Lone Star College Montgomery, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, Montgomery County Beautification Association, and the Texas A&M Forest Service. For more information about the expo please visit

March 22, 2014 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lone Star College Montgomery Campus

3200 College Park Dr, Conroe, TX 77384

If you have any questions about this event please contact me: Kristen Wickert at 713-688-1248 or by email at

Monday, February 3, 2014

Field Day for land owners of small acreage tracts

Peach Creek Plantation, located inside the Sam Houston National Forest, is hosting a field day for landowners of small tracts. Thirteen experts on managing land in Texas will ride along with landowners on a hay ride around the Peach Creek property. There will be several stops along the ride where the experts will address their respective topics at corresponding locations on the property. After the tour, landowners will able to meet and greet with the experts one on one; where the experts can share more insight, materials, and handouts.

Topics covered will include:
·         Wildlife habitat
·         Nuisance animals
·         Reforestation and planting
·         Water quality and erosion
·         Pond construction
·         Implementing your forest/wildlife management plans
·         Managing for aesthetics – Native plants
·         Tax valuation
·         Timber theft prevention and contracts

Please pack a picnic lunch.  Some refreshments provided by POA.

Please register for free for this event with Penny Whisenant at  or call 936-273-2261

The event starts at 10:00 AM on Saturday February 15th and ends around 1:00 PM.
Peach Creek Plantation – Big Buck Pavilion
3615 N. Duck Creek Road, Cleveland, TX 77328
Event signs with directions will be present along adjacent roads.
Big Buck Pavilion Coordinates:   30°19’35.42”N     95°13’30.82”W