AgriLife Research & Extension is co-hosting a brush management and land stewardship training workshop on June 15 in Lampasas in an effort to enhance environmental sustainability, contractor profitability and landowner satisfaction.
Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education credits for non-commercial pesticide applicators license will be offered — one integrated pest management, one laws and regulations and one general.
The Land Stewardship Training Program is $10 per person and includes lunch. The workshop will be held at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 U.S. Highway 281. Preregistration is required, and the workshop is limited to 35 participants. A field tour on a local ranch that has utilized different brush management practices will follow the program.
The focus of the workshop is for contractors and landowners who want to learn more about carefully planned management activities and implementing conservation practices that will minimize soil erosion, protect water resources, enhance wildlife species and maintain land health and productivity. The workshop will provide common-sense principles for farm and ranch contractors and landowners.
Brush management in environmentally sensitive areas was identified by the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership as a way for landowners to help improve water quality in the watershed. This workshop is part of the outreach and education strategy of the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan.
Please join AgriLife Research & Extension, the Texas Wildlife Association, Texas A&M Forest Service, Lampasas River Watershed Partnership, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Earth Partners, USDA-NRCS and the Earthmoving Contractors Association of Texas for this opportunity.
Visit http://www.lampasasriver.org to register for this program or if paying by check, please contact Texas Wildlife Association at 210.826.2904. A workshop agenda and more information about the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership can also be found on the website.