Natural Resources Training Program

Cooperative Conservation in the Trinity River Basin Workshop

December 12, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Event Center
600 N. 45th St.
Corsicana, Texas (map)

Trinity Waters and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a second round of water and land management workshop series related to the Trinity River basin.  In this second round of workshops, participants will learn in greater detail how different land uses and ownership fragmentation can affect the water resources of the basin, as well as landowner profitability and wildlife habitat. In addition, various tools and strategies will be presented to show landowners the multiple options they have for enhancing land management on their property.

One such management tool is the Trinity River Information Management System, or TRIMS, mapping tool developed by the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources. This tool provides soil, elevation, and hydrology data, plus provides the ability to measure acreage and lengths so landowners may quickly obtain information needed to manage their land. Representatives from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board will explain how developing a water quality management plan can benefit agricultural productivity on private lands. In addition, Dr. Don Renchie of AgriLife Extension will present on the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit as it relates to pesticide applicators complying with the Clean Water Act.

At the end of the workshop, landowners will have a greater understanding of the basic principles for managing land for water, which will improve agricultural production by reducing erosion and increasing water infiltration and water-holding capacity in the soil. 

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