Biological Saltcedar Control
- 2012 Progress Report Summary
- 2011 Progress Report Summary
- Controlling Saltcedar Leaf Beetle on Athel
- 2010 Progress Report Summary
- Beetle-Mania Newsletter
- L-5444: Biological Control of Saltcedar
Rangeland Management & Seeding
Salt Cedar Biology & Management
Water Quality Management Plans
- What is a Water Quality Management Plan?
A water quality management plan (WQMP) is a site-specific plan developed through and approved by soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) for agricultural and silvicultural lands. The plan includes appropriate land treatment practices, production practices, management measures, technologies or combinations thereof. The purpose of a WQMP is to achieve a level of pollution prevention or abatement determined by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB), in consultation with SWCDs, to be consistent with State Water Quality Standards.
- Process for Obtaining a WQMP
- Contact your local SWCD or Judy Albus, Regional Manager, TSSWCB
- Benefits of Participating
By partnering with your local SWCD to implement a WQMP on your agricultural land, you will:
- Demonstrate that voluntary conservation programs promote agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible goals.
- Implement the Pecos River Watershed Protection Plan to restore water quality in our watershed.
- Demonstrate to the State of Texas that you are voluntarily using the best available technology to prevent nonpoint source water pollution and comply with State Water Quality Standards.
- Have a strategic plan developed for your agricultural operation to help you make decisions on how to best manage your natural resources.
- Demonstrate to other sectors in the watershed (industry, municipalities, urban residents) that agriculture is doing our part to protect our local water resources.
- Enhance the value of your operation and achieve watershed-wide environmental goals at the same time.
- Be eligible for certain forms of cost-share to help defray costs of implementing management practices on your land.