Prickly pear is a valuable rangeland plant, but it can form dense colonies and interfere with the movement and handling of livestock, decrease forage utilization, and compete with desirable vegetation. Prickly pear are extremely tolerant of drought and harsh conditions, so they thrive across Texas, especially in the western half of the state. Controlling prickly pear is not a one-time job. Both livestock and wildlife spread seeds and scatter pads that can root into new plants, so monitor your land regularly to control unwanted seedlings. (2 pages)
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This 130-page handbook covers why written leases are necessary, setting payments for leases, when landowners or lessees can be liable for injuries to a third party, drafting a valid liability waiver, and more.
An aerobic septic system, or aerobic treatment unit (ATU), uses oxygen to breakdown both dissolved and solid constituents into gases, cell mass, and non-degradable material contained in wastewater. This online course will teach you how to properly maintain and operate your ATU. You will have 30 days from the day you register to complete this program. If you do not complete the program within this limit, your registration will expire, and you will need to pay the registration fees again to start over.
Welcome to the Texas Watershed Steward online course! Here you will learn about watersheds, water quality, and watershed management and gain access to all of the information supplied in the face-to-face workshops we hold around the state.
This 2-page publication is aimed at helping children recover more quickly and fully by recognizing the symptoms of psychological trauma and taking steps to alleviate their stresses.