The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, has partnered with other organizations to promote statewide land stewardship relating to pollinators.
“Soil and Water Stewardship Week is from April 28 through May 6 this year,” said NRI associate director Dr. Jim Cathey. “Like-minded organizations are collaborating to bring awareness to the importance of voluntary land stewardship in Texas through a statewide campaign emphasizing the role of pollinators in the environment.”
Some of these organizations include the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Texas Wildlife Association and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers’ Association.
Using the theme “The Importance of Pollinators to Soil and Water Conservation in Texas,” these organizations will work together to show how pollinators — birds, bees, butterflies, bats, beetles, moths and even small mammals — play a vital role in production agriculture, ensuring the food supply and preserving natural resources.
Texans also have been working with their local soil and water conservation districts for more than 75 years to voluntarily implement conservation practices to protect and enhance soil and water resources, according to the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.
For more information on the pollinator initiative, go to: https://www.tsswcb.texas.gov
For more information on the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, go to: https://nri.tamu.edu/.
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