Texas A&M Forest Service News http://tfsweb.tamu.edu This is the syndication feed for Texas A&M Forest Service News. Wildfire training academy to be held in Bastrop <p> &#160; October 7, 2016—BASTROP, Texas—Firefighters from across the country will travel to Camp Swift to attend one of the country’s premiere interagency wildfire academies. The 19th annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, fondly known as the Bastrop Academy, will take place Oct.</p> http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25247 http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25247 More than 15 million awarded in grants to fire departments <p> Oct. 6, 2016 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas fire departments received more than $15 million in grants Wednesday through the Texas A&amp;amp;M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program . In the first of three funding meetings for the year, the RVFDAP awarded 442 grants to 421 fire dep</p> http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25209 http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25209 Texans get to celebrate ‘holiday for trees’ on Nov. 4 <p> Oct. 4, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texans across the Lone Star State are invited to celebrate Arbor Day Nov. 4. Arbor Day is a holiday for trees – it is the perfect day to plant trees and to celebrate all the ways that trees enrich our lives, communities and landscapes.</p> http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25164 http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25164 New app developed for forestry professionals in Texas <p> COLLEGE STATION, Texas— For the first time, foresters, landowners and contractors in Texas can now access guidelines for practicing sustainable forestry on their mobile devices. The Texas Forestry Best Management Practices Handbook is now available as a smartphone application, enabling quick and easy acc</p> http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25112 http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25112 Communication is Key to Johnson&#39;s Success <p> Sept. 21, 2016 Communication is Key to Johnson’s Success COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Earlier today the National Association of State Foresters presented a communications achievement award to Texas A&amp;amp;M Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Paul Johnson. Johnson’s efforts to info</p> http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25096 http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25096 Partnerships and community involvement help Texas High School win $10 Million in ‘XQ Super School’ Contest <p>&#160; HOUSTON, Texas — The wait is over. The announcement has come. Furr High School is an XQ America Super School. And although this may be new news to most Texans – the recognition did not happen overnight.</p> http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25052 http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25052 Texans to celebrate Arbor Day 2016 in the state&#39;s oldest town <p> Aug. 24, 2016 Texans to celebrate Arbor Day 2016 in the state’s oldest town Congratulations to the City of Nacogdoches, Texas for being selected as the Texas Arbor Day 2016 host city. Noting their rich history in forestry and designation as a Tree City USA, Texas A&amp;amp;M Forest Service, the Texas Forestry Assoc</p> http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=24789 http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=24789 Paul Johnson, Crusader: Changing how we talk about trees <p> Aug. 16, 2016 Paul Johnson, Crusader: Changing how we talk about trees FORT WORTH, Texas - Texas A&amp;amp;M Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Paul Johnson has discovered that it is not enough for communities to sustainably manage and care for the urban forest. In </p> http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=24724 http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=24724 Grant funds available for prescribed burning <p> August 20, 2015&#160; — COLLEGE STATION, Texas&#160; — &#160;East Texas landowners may now be reimbursed for helping to reduce overgrown vegetation on their lands. In an effort to reduce wildfire hazards on private property, Texas A&amp;amp;M Forest Service is offering grants to conduct prescribed burning. Strategically-planne</p> http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=22375 http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=22375 Plan My Land Operation online tool now available <p> May 13, 2015—COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Want to put in a road on your land? Protect your water resources? Enhance wildlife, harvest trees or clear vegetation? Texas A&amp;amp;M Forest Service’s newest online tool, Plan My Land Operation, is designed to help you protect your property and ensure sustainability as you begin you</p> http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=21849 http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=21849