LAREDO - The South Texas Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) convened its annual meeting on September 26, 2023, at the Corazón Ranch and Solar Farm. Situated on 2,000 acres of private land east of Laredo, the Corazón Ranch and Solar Farm, owned by the Guillermo Benavides Family, was honored to accommodate the group of farmers, ranchers, industry leaders and stakeholders.
TEMPLE – The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB)) recently hosted the 83rd Annual Meeting of Texas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Directors. The meeting was held at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth on October 30 – November 1, 2023. With over 500 people in attendance, the meeting provided SWCD Directors, employees, and conservation partners from across the state with the opportunity to address a wide variety of agricultural and conservation issues in Texas. Attendees also had access to a tradeshow which gave them the opportunity to learn about new products, programs, and technologies.
TEMPLE - The Water Quality Management Program (WQMP) is administered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB), in close coordination with the 216 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) located throughout the State. The TSSWCB has been implementing WQMPs since the mid-1990s and has certified over 14,000 plans across the State of Texas. The TSSWCB currently has statewide funds available to assist landowners in executing WQMPs and ensuring the continued viability of natural resources.
TEMPLE - Natural resources are typically organized into two categories: renewable and non-renewable. While most resources have a clear placement in either category, land is a bit ambiguous. Land is not capable of naturally reoccurring. Land is finite, what currently exists is all that will be. However, with proper management and wise stewardship, our precious land is able to regenerate and renew.