June 7 Meeting in Nacogdoches Puts Watershed Planning On Tap

Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership will focus on steps to develop a watershed protection plan.

Published on: Jun 4, 2012

The Attoyac Bayou Waterhsed Partnership will hold a meeting June 7 to continue discussions on the development of the Attoyac Bayou watershed protection plan.

The meeting, presented by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nacogdoches County Courthouse Annex, 203 W. Main, Nacogdoches, Texas. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

“The meeting will focus on the next steps in developing the watershed protection plan, including a presentation on the partnership’s steering committee’s recommendations for watershed goals and objectives,” says Anthony Castilaw of Castilaw Environmental Sciences, the Attoyac Bayou watershed coordinator.

PROTECT WATER. Participants in the Attoyac Bayou Partnership meeting in Nacogdoches, Texas on the evening of June 7 will discuss issues relating to the development of an Attoyac Bayou watershed protection plan. (Texas Water Resources Institute photo)
PROTECT WATER. Participants in the Attoyac Bayou Partnership meeting in Nacogdoches, Texas on the evening of June 7 will discuss issues relating to the development of an Attoyac Bayou watershed protection plan. (Texas Water Resources Institute photo)

Lucas Gregory, a Texas Water Resources Institute project manager in College Station, says the meeting also will include presentations on ongoing studies and analyses to help the partnership address the different components needed in the plan.

“Stakeholders will hear an overview of recreational use attainability analysis and the schedule for conducting them in the watershed,” Gregory says. “RUAAs are used to determine what level of recreation is occurring in evaluated water bodies and the sustainability of the water for contact recreational use.

Presenters also will give information on the infrared imagery analysis of pastures conducted in the watershed, as well as an update on appropriate animal fecal production rates for use in estimating potential bacteria loads across the watershed, he says.

The Texas Watershed Resources Institute, which manages the project, is part of Texas AgriLife Research, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.

Crispin Skinner, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program agriculture and natural resources agent for Nacogdoches County, encourages landowners and others in the watershed to attend the meeting and participate in developing the planning process.

For more, contact Gregory at 979-845-7869.