Gov. Greg Abbott has reappointed Tina Yturria Buford to the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) for a term set to expire on Feb. 1, 2020. Buford joined the Board in May of 2017.
Buford is the director of education for the East Foundation, developing natural resource education programs for South Texas youth. In addition, she works alongside her family at the H. Yturria Land and Cattle Company in Kennedy County. She was appointed to the Governor’s Commission for Women in 2016.
She is president of Texan by Nature, director of the Sand County Foundation, and advisory board member for the Texas Ag Land Trust. She previously served as president of both the Texas Wildlife Association and Texas Wildlife Association Foundation. Buford received a Bachelor of Science in rangeland ecology and management from Texas A&M University at College Station and a certificate in ranch management from the Texas Christian University School of Ranch Management.
TSSWCB established in 1939, administers Texas’ soil and water conservation law and delivers coordinated natural resource conservation programs through the State’s 216 soil and water conservation districts. Additionally, TSSWCB is the lead agency for planning, implementing, and managing programs for preventing and abating agricultural and silvicultural nonpoint sources of water pollution. TSSWCB also works to ensure that the State’s network of 2,000 flood control dams are protecting lives and property by providing operation, maintenance, and structural repair grants to local government sponsors.