Cibolo Nature Center & Farm to present three-part seminar for wildlife tax valuation

  • January 6, 2014
  • News

BOERNE, Texas—Landowners who have an agricultural tax valuation on their property and are interested in managing their land for wildlife are invited to attend a three-part seminar in January to prepare a management plan and application for a wildlife management tax valuation from the State of Texas, sponsored by the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. Geared to those owning more than 20 acres, this in-depth seminar emphasizes wildlife management strategies that improve native habitat and increase species diversity. Presenter Rufus…

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2014 Drought News

May 28, 2014 Award-winning rainwater capture system crowning achievement of retiring Bandera High teacher Congratulations to Brad Flink, who’s RWH project was honored by the Texas Water Development Board with its Texas Rain Catcher Award. HCA’s Rainwater Revival grant program provided support to document this project and create a model for other campuses. The stormwater retention and reuse system created by students is capable of holding 84,000 gallons for irrigating the Bulldogs’ baseball field. Read morefrom Zeke MacCormak and the SA Express…

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December 2013 News Archive

  • December 31, 2013
  • News

December 29, 2013 Saving Rural Roads: One-Man Mission Turns to Island-wide Effort Think of our scenic Hill Country roads as you read this story of rural character preservation from Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Gazette. December 23, 2013 HCA welcomes Randall Arendt back to Central Texas January 24th Join Randall along with local planning professionals for a day full of conservation development and low impact development education. Our region is growing and developing at an alarming rate, this workshop will take a…

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2013 County Authority News

October 9, 2013 The Future of San Antonio: Water and Energy Needs Meet Land Use Planning In her recent contribution to the Rivard Report, Amy Hardberger explains, “The success of the city depends on a plan that includes all aspects of planning including water and energy needs within a land use context. A city cannot predict demand of resources before first determining who it will service, which is dependent on land use decisions.” This is true over the entire Hill…

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2013 Low Impact & Sustainable Development

December 19, 2013 Forget Golf Courses: Subdivisions Draw Residents With Farms When you picture a housing development in the suburbs, you might imagine golf courses, swimming pools, rows of identical houses. But now, there’s a new model springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement: Farms — complete with livestock, vegetables and fruit trees — are serving as the latest suburban amenity. Read more from NPR. November 13, 2013 National Association of Realtors survey says smart…

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2013 Public Lands News

November 26, 2013 The Future of Texas State Parks? It’s All About the Money Texas Parks and Wildlife is the only state agency with a dedicated sales tax. Under state law, a portion of the sales tax on sporting goods is meant to go for parks. But lawmakers consistently divert some of that money to balance the state budget. Read more from StateImpact. November 19, 2013 Keeper of the Dome Now leading one of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s top…

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2013 Native Landscape News

December 10, 2013 Why prairies matter and lawns don’t As native landscapes disappear, wildlife disappears, and important ecological processes that insure outcomes such as clean drinking water, climate change buffers, and flood control also disappear. Read more from Healthylandandethic.com. September 6, 2013 Native plants have advantages over imports that are good for the pocketbook and the environment With drought gripping much of the state over the past several years, adding native plants to the garden makes sense for both environmental…

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2013 Local/Sustainable Agriculture News

December 19, 2013 Forget Golf Courses: Subdivisions Draw Residents With Farms When you picture a housing development in the suburbs, you might imagine golf courses, swimming pools, rows of identical houses. But now, there’s a new model springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement: Farms — complete with livestock, vegetables and fruit trees — are serving as the latest suburban amenity. Read more from NPR. August 16, 2013 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Viticulture and Fruit…

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2013 Land Stewardship News

February 18, 2013 Farm Bill Update: The Agriculture Act of 2014 and Conservation With the enactment of the Agriculture Act of 2014, known to most of us as the Farm Bill, landowners have more certainty about the availability of federal funds for conservation on farm and ranch lands. The Farm Bill provides up to $57 billion dollars over the next five years to support a variety of rural land conservation activities, including the dedication of conservation easements, and eliminates some…

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2013 Water Catchment News

September 23, 2013 Llano River Watershed Protection progress and water news from Junction Workgroups will tackle: Invasive Species, Riparian Protection, Water Quality, Upland Management and Water Supply issues. Learn more in the September Newsletter for the Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Planning process. Learn More April 4, 2013 Collaboration News on the Upper Llano River Watershed The second newsletter of the Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan is a great summary of events and progress. The Llano is so important…

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