Referencing Texas A&M Forest Service
When referencing the agency use Texas A&M Forest Service.
In long reports, articles and feature stories
use of Texas A&M Forest Service upon first reference is acceptable.
Second reference may be TFS within the same report. In news releases, use full name of agency, avoiding use of TFS.
the use of TX Forest Service, the forest service and Forest Service in all situations. Use of "the agency" is acceptable if it is clear the agency is Texas A&M Forest Service.
The website address should be written as tfsweb.tamu.edu except in press releases. In news releases use http://www.tfs.tamu.edu
A&M Forest Service mission
A&M Forest Service provides statewide leadership to assure the state’s
trees, forests and related natural resources are protected and sustained for the
benefit of all.
The following statement can be used in whole or in
part as an overview about the agency and how we fulfill our mission. It is
applicable for reports, news releases and other documents.
Texas A&M Forest Service is recognized as the
leader in forestry for Texas and the nation through applied programs in forest
and tree development: wildfire prevention, mitigation and protection; urban and
community forestry; and a host of other innovative forest sustainability
programs. By collaborating with regional governments and forestry cooperators,
Texas A&M Forest Service employees work to ensure the state’s forests and
trees are protected and continue to provide a sustainable flow of environmental
and economic benefits today and for future generations. Texas A&M Forest
Service is the lead state agency for protection from wildfires and one of the incident management agencies for state disasters. TFS has led the
management of response for such incidents as the Space Shuttle Columbia
recovery, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike and the historic 2011 wildfire
Communicating Texas A&M University System affiliation (from TAMUS Style
- All A&M System universities, agencies and health
science center institutions should be referred to as “members” of the system,
not parts or components.
- All universities, agencies or health science
center institutions should reference their affiliation with the A&M System
in text in the following manner: Texas A&M Forest Service, a member of The
Texas A&M University System.
Uppercase a title when it comes before a name, but lowercase
a title when it comes after a name.
- Director Tom Boggus
- Tom Boggus, director of Texas A&M Forest Service
General Style Guidelines
Texas A&M Forest Service Communications
uses general style guidelines consistent with The Associated Press
Stylebook and Libel Manual
. A condensed, alphabetized version is available
from A&M System Communications, General Style Guidelines.