Lone Star Healthy Streams

Cibolo Creek at Crescent Bend Nature Park


The goal is to protect Texas waterways from bacterial contamination from livestock operations and feral hogs that may pose a serious health risk to Texans.


Leanne Wiley
Program Specialist
Address: Leanne.wiley@ag.tamu.edu

Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

The goal of the Lone Star Healthy Streams program is to help protect Texas waterways from bacterial contamination originating from livestock operations and feral hogs that may pose a serious health risk to Texas citizens. To achieve this, the program strives to educate Texas farmers, ranchers and landowners about proper grazing, feral hog management and riparian area protection. rivers. The program's framework is five resource manuals that focus on bacterial runoff management for beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry and feral hogs. Through enhanced education regarding riparian protection and vegetation management on grazing lands, the program also helps protect Texas waterways from sediment, nutrient and pesticide runoff. Funding for this project is provided through a Clean Water Act nonpoint source grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.

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