Landowners in the Walker County area are invited to attend a wildfire protection workshop June 5 in Huntsville.
“Featured among the presentations will be information on fire behavior and land management recommendations provided by the Texas Forest Service,” said Reginald Lepley, Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for Walker County. “Owners of rural homes will be interested in learning about the Ready Set Go! Program, presented by the Huntsville Fire Department, designed to protect homes in wild land urban interface areas. Livestock managers will find information provided by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service related to planning and preparation for livestock during a wildfire.”
Lepley added that wildfire protection of rural residents, homes, and agricultural enterprises is essential for the well-being of Texas residents.
The meeting is sponsored in part by the Walker County Farm Bureau.
Preregistration is required by May 30, and participants may call the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Walker County at (936) 435-2426 for reserve seating.
The meeting workshop is offered at no charge and includes a ribeye dinner provided by AgriLand Farm Credit, Walker County Farm Bureau and Nolan Ryan’s Guaranteed Tender Beef.