This course is designed for licensed TDA Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Managers. It will cover updated regulations, give an overview of brush pile burning procedures, and will describe several tools used to effectively manage smoke from a burn. This course will also explain how to use the Texas A&M Forest Service Smoke Management Plan.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- identify the best management practices to support safe and effective prescribed burns
- describe the safety measures and identify the new tools to help manage smoke
- recognize the ecological role prescribed fire plays on Texas landscapes
- identify the proper brush pile burning method to determine an area's attainment status
- describe TCEQ burning regulations and exceptions
- recognize TCEQ Fire Laws and Burning Rules
This course is eligible for 2 CFT hours through the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).
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This course will inform participants about riparian and watershed processes, the benefits that healthy riparian areas provide, and the tools that prevent and/or resolve degradation and improve water quality.
The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) online program is a statewide educational program designed to improve the quality of Texas’ water resources by educating and informing local stakeholders about their watershed, potential impairments, and steps that can be taken to help improve and protect water quality in their watershed.
This 1-hour course exposes learners to information regarding The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) Program. Students will learn about the importance of water, the role of watersheds in the water cycle, and much more. Students have the option of obtaining school credit for this course.
This self-paced course provides a complete guide to center pivot irrigation systems and covers important details on their selection, operation, and management. All data and specifications are in both US customary units (or English unites) and metric units (or S.I. units), as is typical of center pivots outside of the United States. Test your knowledge of the material in each section through interactive quizzes.
Reseeding native plants is one of the most technically demanding land management practices in South Texas and this publication will point out 10 practices to avoid when reseeding.