Project Goals/Objectives: These projects promoted healthy watersheds and improved water quality through delivery of the Lone Star Healthy Streams program, using both local and distance education in targeted watersheds across the state. This was accomplished through the education of Texas livestock and poulty producers and land managers on how to best protect Texas waterways from bacterial contributions associated with the production of livestock and poultry. In addition, these projects helped stakeholders better understand the barriers and factors associated with the adoption and implementation of BMPs known to reduce bacterial contamination in waterways and helped to develop recommendations for enhanced landowner participation.
Project Location: Statewide
Project Participant(s): TSSWCB, Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University