The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) found no new lakes infested with invasive zebra mussels during recent statewide early detection and monitoring. TPWD and partners monitor more than 60 lakes for early detection or population monitoring of zebra mussels.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) confirmed the presence of common salvinia at Kurth Reservoir near Lufkin after being notified of the presence of the invasive plant by a City of Lufkin employee March 18. After surveying the reservoir March 19, the TPWD Brookeland Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Team reported … Read More

Each year, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) responds to new threats to America’s agricultural and natural resources, often in the form of invasive species or emerging diseases. To raise awareness about these growing threats and the agency’s efforts to manage, monitor and regulate their impacts, a … Read More

Last week we invited you to participate in an online survey concerning your opinions on wild pig populations and management in Texas.  If you have already completed this survey, we sincerely thank you for your participation. If you have not yet completed the survey, please use the information below … Read More

Conditions are set for Texas fruit producers to have a bumper year if early blooms can avoid a major freeze before consistently warm weather sets in. Good chill hours and soil moisture index have fruit trees set up for a good year, but those early blooms could be susceptible to … Read More

TSCRA members have been invited to participate in a survey to assist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to better understand hunter, landowner, and stakeholder opinions about wild pigs and management practices for the species. You will be asked a series of questions about your thoughts and opinions on the resource … Read More

Evidence has shown U.S. black vulture populations are increasing and their range expanding. Ranchers and farmers in places where vulture populations were previously transient are seeing them more often, in larger numbers, and witnessing their ability to kill calves and vulnerable cattle. Some believe the vultures are learning from each … Read More

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service (APHIS) seeks public comment on a draft environmental
impact statement (EIS) that analyzes the impact of efforts to suppress
populations of grasshoppers and Mormon crickets from 17 States in the
western United States (Arizona, California, Colorado, … Read More

In 2017, Caddo Lake was covered by more than 6,000 acres of invasive giant salvinia that was reproducing rapidly due to a warm winter and unusually long growing season. Access for anglers, boaters and waterfowl hunters was blocked on much of the lake, and hired contractors struggled to keep up … Read More

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program (USDA-CFTEP) have released the Control Purpose Quarantine Area (CPQA) in Live Oak County and a portion of the Hidalgo County CPQA. These releases rescind all movement restrictions, inspections and quarantine … Read More