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Gov. Greg Abbot Proclaims Sept. 22 National Hunting and Fishing Day

Special Day Highlights Texas Cultural Phenomenon With National Hunting and Fishing Day coming this Saturday, dove season in full swing, and the cool days of deer season around the corner, it’s worth noting the economic and cultural powerhouse these pursuits still represent in modern Texas.   In fact, Governor Greg Abbot took ...

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Forest Service Waives Fees for National Public Lands Day

by USFS staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 22 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. “National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families to visit our national forests, experience the beginnings of fall, ...

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SJRA: Seasonal Lake Lowering Ends

Temporary flood mitigation goal reached; releases from Lake Conroe end The water level in Lake Conroe has dropped to an elevation of 199 feet above mean sea level. This was the target elevation established by the San Jacinto River Authority and the City of Houston to create a temporary flood ...

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TPWD Seeking Public Input on Potential Changes to Recreation Grants Process

Public Meetings Set to Discuss Criteria for Community Outdoor Outreach, Local Park Grants Awards A series of public input meetings will be held across the state to discuss and assess evaluation criteria for awarding funds through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) Grant and for ...

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Stubblefield Bridge to be Replaced

by US Forest Service staff A year after Hurricane Harvey heavily damaged Stubblefield Bridge, the structure is still impassable. Originally, the plan was to make repairs to the bridge and have it open by December, but after engineers from the Central Federal Lands Highway Division inspected the extensive damage it ...

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Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Nominations Accepted Through Nov. 1

by TPWD staff The Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame committee is seeking nominations for next year’s hall of fame winners through Nov. 1, 2018. “Since 1997, the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame has recognized 34 outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to Texas fishing,” said Dan Kessler, TFF Hall ...

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US Forest Service Seeking Committee Members

US Forest Service seeks applicants for Recreation Advisory Committee by Ernie Murray, USFS The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill four positions on the Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee to serve national forests across the Southeast. The committee is tasked with reviewing fee proposals for the forests ...

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Forest Service Pausing Forest Plan Revision Process

by USFS staff The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas (NFGT) is pausing revision of its Land and Resource Management Plan. The document, commonly referred to as the Forest Plan, provides overall direction for the use and management of the forest and is typically revised on a 15-20 year cycle. ...

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SJRA: Lake Conroe Update

by SJRA staff The Lake Conroe water level is currently at 200.87′ and is expectedto reach normal pool elevation of 201.00′ within the next day or two.In the last 24 hours, the watershed has received an average of 1.70″ of rain, but over the past seven days, the area received an average of 4.19″ of rain. Based on the final rainfall totals for this event, lake operators do not expect to have to make any releases from the dam. SJRA staff are continuing to coordinate on weather and operational updates with our partners in the region, including the National Weather Service, the City of Houston, the Coastal Water Authority, the Harris County Flood Control District, and emergency management personnel from Harris and Montgomery counties. Anyone interested in monitoring Lake Conroe levels, releases, rainfall totals, or stream flows can visit SJRA’s Contrail ...

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TPWD Launches Online Survey

TPWD Urging Anglers, Non-Anglers to Participate in Brief Alligator Gar Survey The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is asking anglers and non-anglers to participate in a brief online survey to share their experiences and opinions about alligator gar, Texas’ largest freshwater fish. The results from this survey will help ...

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