As a new landowner, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration when deciding what you want to do with your property. This course introduces new landowners to the potential uses of their new property and basic land management strategies to accomplish your goals. You will also learn about resources and services provided by agency professionals and how to locate local staff members for assistance.
Topics include wildlife, livestock, forage, and sustainability.
- Managing for Wildlife: This module covers white-tail deer, quail, and largemouth bass. Learn about their characteristics and what the habitat requirements are for each species.
- Managing for Livestock: In this module, you will learn about beef cattle and sheep and goats. This module will teach you how to raise livestock herds according to your desired operational goals.
- Managing for Forages: In this module, you will learn about the different types of grasses and forages and how to maintain them. You will also learn how to identify harmful insect pests and invasive weeds and how to manage them.
- Managing for Sustainability: This module covers habitat management, watershed stewardship, and wild pig management. During this module, you will learn how to protect your water bodies and how to practice responsible watershed stewardship.
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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.