Environment & Natural Resources

Helping Texans safeguard the state’s natural environment and natural resources is a big part of our work at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Browse by topic below to learn more about what we are doing and how you can get involved.

Related Departments: Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Sam Houston National Forest

Native bees need love too!

Native pollinators as important as honeybees A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert wants people to better understand and appreciate our native bee pollinators. “When people see a bee in their garden, many assume it is a honeybee when, odds are, it is actually a native bee,” said Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management…
Two large bumblebees hover over a purple flower. The flower is a ball shape of sharp looking petals in a shade of purple.

Texas Master Naturalist Program

The Texas Master Naturalist program works to develop volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources.
Texas Master Naturalists members working in a wetland

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Environment & Natural Resources

Publications

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Esta publicacion enumera las agencias y otras organizaciones que pueden ayudar a localizar mascotas y ganado perdidos, ayudar con la eliminacion de cadaveres, proporcionar alimentos para animales y ayudar de otras maneras despues de un desastre. Hay numeros de telefono y direcciones web para cada organizacion. (2 paginas)

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La corrosion es uno de los problemas mas comunes que afectan los suministros de agua domesticos. Esta publicacion describe las causas, los tipos de danos, los efectos sobre la salud y los metodos para resolver los problemas de corrosion por agua. (5 Paginas)

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Performing a prescribed fire is a serious undertaking, and a burn plan is key to the safest and easiest way to accomplish a prescribed burn. Leading up to the day of the prescribed fire, a checklist should be thoroughly reviewed and assessed to determine critical elements such as: The weather conditions during which the burn […]

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

The goal of the Texas Well Owner Network project is to inform Texans about water quality through protecting their wells and surface waters.

Program

The Bennett Land Stewardship program funds conferences about land management in the Edwards Plateau, covering issues such as brush control, water management and estate planning.

Program

Pesticide applicator certification standards are set to ensure that restricted pesticides are available to those who protect food, forage, structures, health, water, rights-of-way, and landscapes.

Courses

Course

This is a separate version of the Prescribed Burn School for USDA-NRCS employees. It contains all of the original information, plus a module about NRCS policy.

Course

This online course is the first in a series of three developed to introduce homeowners, DIY hobbyists, or future commercial farm operators to the world of aquaponics.

Course

This four-course bundle series is for anyone interested in learning about parks, open spaces, sports turf management, stream management, and more!

Prescribed Burning Communication Kit

The Communications Kit provides resources to facilitate discussion and interactions within and between those who conduct prescribed burning and local communities. The contents of this kit are the direct result of a Joint Fire Science Program-funded research project—Fighting Wildfire with Prescribed Burning in the Southern Great Plains.

All Resources on Environment & Natural Resources

  • Course

    This is a separate version of the Prescribed Burn School for USDA-NRCS employees. It contains all of the original information, plus a module about NRCS policy.

  • Publication

    Esta publicacion enumera las agencias y otras organizaciones que pueden ayudar a localizar mascotas y ganado perdidos, ayudar con la eliminacion de cadaveres, proporcionar alimentos para animales y ayudar de otras maneras despues de un desastre. Hay numeros de telefono y direcciones web para cada organizacion. (2 paginas)

  • Publication

    La corrosion es uno de los problemas mas comunes que afectan los suministros de agua domesticos. Esta publicacion describe las causas, los tipos de danos, los efectos sobre la salud y los metodos para resolver los problemas de corrosion por agua. (5 Paginas)

  • Publication

    Performing a prescribed fire is a serious undertaking, and a burn plan is key to the safest and easiest way to accomplish a prescribed burn. Leading up to the day of the prescribed fire, a checklist should be thoroughly reviewed and assessed to determine critical elements such as: The weather conditions during which the burn […]

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    Soil is a layer of unconsolidated (i. e., loose) mineral and/or organic material. Soil is nearest to the Earth’s surface in terrestrial areas (not covered by water). Soil makes up a very small percentage of the Earth’s crust. It is a dynamic body, constantly undergoing change, made up of solid particles (e. g., mineral and […]

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