Study looks at impact of conservation

Dr. Bill Fox, assistant professor with the Blackland Research and Extension Center in Temple, will participate in a study that examines the effects of conservation practices within the Cowhouse Creek watershed in Central Texas.

According to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in College Station, a three-year $647,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will enable researchers to examine how specific conservation practices affect the watershed’s overall health and landscape.

“Results from this project will provide agencies and landowners with an understanding¬†of how alternative conservation practices impact grazing lands and assist in achieving watershed health goals, ” Dr. Fox said.

The research team includes scientists from College Station, Temple and Stephenville.

Cowhouse Creek begins in Mills County, about 90 miles northwest of Temple, and runs through Hamilton, Coryell and Bell counties where it eventually drains into Lake Belton.

–Reprinted with permission of the Temple Daily Telegram

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