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November 2012 News Archive

November 30, 2012 Water, Water, Everywhere? Texas is in a pickle when it comes to water issues and here in the Hill Country water scarcity hits home. “A do-nothing plan is not one to consider,” House Speaker Joe Straus told an audience at the recent Future of Water seminar hosted by The Texas Tribune. Read a recent editorial from the Fredericksburg Standard Radio Post here. November 29, 2012 Streamside Management Workshop set at Cibolo Nature Center on Dec. 8 for…

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“This Riparian stuff is not Rocket Science…”

“The water challenges of Texas will never be resolved until more people understand how creeks and rivers work, including the vital role of voluntary land stewardship, which helps sustain flows and maintain water quality. Landowners, policy makers, agencies, conservation and agricultural organizations all need to work together with greater cooperation to help sustain, maintain and restore the most precious and valuable natural resources that we have.”Read and share Steve Nelle’s Riparian notes.

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The greatest grassland myth of the Texas Hill Country

Myths and misperceptions are common in the realm of nature and natural resource management. Some myths are harmless folklore and not really worth much debate. Other myths are more significant since they can affect natural resource decisions and influence public policy. One of the most oft repeated myths involves the historic landscape vegetation of the Hill Country...“The Hill Country was once vast open grassland with only scattered brush and trees.”Read full Texas Wildlife Magazine article.

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