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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    News Ask the Experts Wildfire Academy Subscribe to TFS News Directory of Forest Products Industries in Texas Publications Forest Management Conservation Education Forest Genetics Pest Management Reforestation Seedling Nurseries Stewardship Urban Forestry Sustainable Forestry Economic Development Ecosystem Services Forest Inventory Analysis Forest Legacy Forest Taxation Heritage Forests Jones Forest Conservation Center Timber Price Trends Water Resources Wood Technology Fire Emergency Response Predictive Services Mitigation Rapid Initial Response Local Capacity Building Planning Preparedness T OP STORY Grant funds available to landowners near national forests in East Texas Nov 19 2012 COLLEGE STATION Texas In an effort to reduce wildfire hazards on private lands Texas A M Forest Service is administering U S Forest Service Community Fire Protection Grant funding for prescribed burning within three miles of a national forest boundary In 2011 East Texas experienced the largest scale timber losses in its history Because of extreme drought conditions the majority of the fire that occurred last year had a negative impact on natural resources However strategically planned prescribed wildfire more S POTLIGHT The Texas Wildfire Protection Plan now is available for public comment T EXAS WILDFIRES Monitor Texas Wildfires Current Updates Google Earth advanced version After the fire Request help with

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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    Texas A M Forest Service is administering U S Forest Service Community Fire Protection Grant funding for prescribed burning within three miles of a national forest boundary In 2011 East Texas experienced the largest scale timber losses in its history Because of extreme drought conditions the majority of the fire that occurred last year had a negative impact on natural resources However strategically planned prescribed wildfire can actually protect homes and communities Prescribed burning is a tool used by natural resource managers to help maintain healthy ecosystems improve wildlife habitat and mitigate hazardous vegetation said Wildland Urban Interface Specialist Jared Karns When conducted by trained specialists prescribed fire can be an effective and cost efficient mechanism for removing fuel and returning an ecosystem to its natural state Karns said Landowners who wish to apply for grant funds must submit a prescribed burn plan a map of the area to be burned showing its proximity to national forest land and the physical address of the burn unit Texas A M Forest Service will review the applications and notify approved landowners Those approved for grant funding can be reimbursed up to 30 per acre pending completion of the prescribed burn and an inspection conducted by TFS personnel Texas A M Forest Service will not assist with the burn The work can be completed by a landowner or contractor Download an application under the Protect Your Community tab at texasfirewise org The deadline for submission is Dec 14 2012 For more information on prescribed burning visit goodfires org or the Prescribed Burning Board page at texasagriculture gov Contacts Jared Karns Wildland Urban Interface Specialist 936 689 9393 jkarns tfs tamu edu Justice Jones Wildland Urban Interface and Prevention Coordinator 936 546 8042 jjones tfs tamu edu April Saginor Communications Specialist 979 458 6619

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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    Forestry Awards Community Inventory Reports Urban Forestry Best Management Practices Forests and Water Blog Water Resource Wood Technology DIVISIONS Director s Office Finance Administration Fire Emergency Response Forest Resource Development and Sustainable Forestry TOOLS Famous Trees of Texas Forestry Service Vendor Database Professional Management Service Referral List Tree Planting Guide Texas Forest Sector Economic Impact Forestry Pesticide Information Directory of Forest Products Industries in Texas Forest Resource Development and Sustainable Forestry Forest Resource Development staff work with forest landowners to actively manage forests trees and related natural resources thus ensuring the state s forest lands remain productive and healthy not only for the environment but for generations of Texans to come Forest Resource Development programs address the improvement of trees through forest genetics reforestation of the land stewardship practices to ensure responsibly managed land for future generations forestry practices in urban settings forest pest and disease control tree nursery operations and striving to maintain land and resource use at a sustainable level Sustainable forestry allows for meeting the resource needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future Texas A M Forest Service provides focused high priority innovation and expertise to its Sustainable Forestry Program through leadership in

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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    Contact newsmedia tfs tamu edu More Contact Info Latest News Subscribe to our RSS feed Recent News 3 Months 6 Months 9 Months 11 19 12 Grant funds available to landowners near national forests in East Texas 11 15 12 Information about Texas trees and forest now available online 11 14 12 Texas A M Forest Service honors employees 11 08 12 Oncor offers unique Texas Star bur oaks to customers through Arbor Day program 11 02 12 Be aware of wildfire threat this hunting season 10 25 12 Allen honored for strides in urban forestry 10 23 12 Andrews earns Firewise designation 10 23 12 Fire Prevention Month serves as a reminder for Texans to protect their property 10 15 12 Bastrop wildfire academy hosts media day Friday Oct 19 10 11 12 Texas A M Forest Service showcases firefighting team 10 02 12 Texas A M Forest Service to host open house for Heart of Texas Task Force 09 25 12 Texas A M Forest Service survey shows 301 million trees killed by drought 09 07 12 High winds could increase chances of wildfire activity this weekend 08 31 12 Texas A M Forest Service urges caution over

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  • Texas A&M Forest Service | Events Calendar
    F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Day Nov 2012 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 28 29 30 31 01 Nov 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Wildfire Summit Planning Workshop delete 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Conroe Tree

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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    Forestry Accessibility Policies and Public Notices Accessibility Site Policy Public Notice Links Printer Friendly Back Accessibility Compact with Texans Copyright Disclaimer Key Public Entry Points KPEPs Privacy Statement Open Records Risk Fraud Misconduct Hotline Statutory Reports Emergency Prep Risk Fraud

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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    take effect Sept 1 08 28 12 Campaign launched to restore lost pines forest destroyed in Bastrop fire 08 22 12 Texas communities empower residents to prepare for wildfires 08 17 12 South Texas Coastal Bend Nature Challenge kicks off Aug 25 08 07 12 Celebrate Smokey Bear s birthday by doing your part to prevent wildfires 08 06 12 Smokey Bear to celebrate 68th birthday at Johnson Space Center 07 24 12 Walker County champions programs to protect homes and families from wildfire 07 12 12 Longtime forester tapped to lead East Texas operations 07 05 12 Drought killed trees could become liability issues for landowners 07 01 12 Texas Forest Service to assist with wildfire suppression in Virginia 06 28 12 Texas Forest Service receives Smokey Bear Award for wildfire prevention efforts 06 25 12 Use caution during Fourth of July holiday 06 21 12 Texas Forest Service honored for outstanding contributions to wildland firefighting 06 15 12 Texas Forest Service to assist with recovery effort in New Mexico 05 23 12 The Ranch on Possum Kingdom earns Firewise designation 05 23 12 Texas Nature Challenge 2012 kicks off over Memorial Day weekend 05 22 12 Texans urged to report suspected arson activity 05 21 12 Texas Forest Service urges caution over holiday weekend 05 15 12 Lago Vista earns Firewise designation 05 14 12 East Texas wildfire academy kicks off Tuesday 05 14 12 Texas Forest Service launches second phase of drought assessment 04 27 12 Wildfire risk assessment portal now available for public use 04 25 12 Texas Forest Service to celebrate 123rd Arbor Day in Brownsville 04 23 12 Wildfire preparedness seminar scheduled at McDonald Observatory 04 19 12 Reporting from the fireline Texas Forest Service offers media safety workshop and field day 04 12

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  • Texas A&M Forest Service
    HEAD CENTRAL TEXAS OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT HEAD CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER CHIEF REGIONAL FIRE COORDINATOR CHIEF RESPONSE TRAINING COORDINATOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST I COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST II COMPLIANCE REPORTING OFFICER II COMPUTER MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN I CONSERVATION EDUCATION COORDINATOR CONTRACTS OFFICER I CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANT DISPATCHER I DISPATCHER II DISTRICT FORESTER I DISTRICT FORESTER II DISTRICT FORESTER III EAST TEXAS OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT HEAD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SAFETY SPECIALIST I EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT I FINANCIAL SPECIALIST I FINANCIAL SPECIALIST II FIRE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT HEAD FIRE ANALYST II FIRE ANALYST III FIRE PREVENTION SPECIALIST I FIRE PREVENTION SPECIALIST II FIRE TRAINING COORDINATOR FOREST ECONOMIST II FOREST RESOURCE ANALYST I Geospatial Analyst GIS SPECIALIST I GIS SPECIALIST II GIS SPECIALIST III GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR III HUMAN RESOURCES ADVISOR II HUMAN RESOURCES ADVISOR III HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT HEAD INCIDENT BUSINESS ADVISOR II INCIDENT RESPONSE DEPARTMENT HEAD INFORMATION RESOURCES DEPARTMENT HEAD IT ADMINISTRATOR I LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATOR I LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATOR II Logistics Coordinator I MANAGER FOREST HEALTH MANAGER URBAN FORESTRY MANAGER GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS MECHANIC I MECHANIC II MITIGATION AND PREVENTION DEPARTMENT HEAD NETWORK SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR I NURSERY OPERATIONS COORDINATOR I OFFICE ASSOCIATE I OFFICE ASSOCIATE II OFFICE ASSOCIATE III PAYROLL AND SUPPORT SERVICES DEPARTMENT HEAD PAYROLL SERVICES COORDINATOR III PAYROLL SPECIALIST I PAYROLL SPECIALIST III PLANNING AND POLICY ANALYST II PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS DEPARTMENT HEAD PREDICTIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT HEAD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR I PROGRAM COORDINATOR I PROGRAM COORDINATOR II PROPERTY RECORDS OFFICER II PURCHASING DEPARTMENT HEAD PURCHASING SPECIALIST I RADIO COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST REGIONAL FIRE COORDINATOR I REGIONAL FOREST HEALTH COORDINATOR REGIONAL FORESTER REGIONAL OFFICE ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SPECIALIST I RESEARCH SPECIALIST II RESOURCE SPECIALIST I RESOURCE SPECIALIST II RESOURCE SPECIALIST III RESOURCE SPECIALIST IV SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST SILVICULTURIST I SILVICULTURIST III SOFTWARE APPS DEVELOPER I STAFF ASSISTANT I STAFF ASSISTANT II STAFF FORESTER I STAFF

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