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  • NEWSROOM: NEW APP DEVELOPED FOR FORESTRY PROFESSIONALS IN TEXAS

    September 28, 2016

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas— For the first time, foresters, landowners and contractors in Texas can now access guidelines for practicing sustainable forestry on their mobile devices.

    The Texas Forestry Best Management Practices Handbook is now available as a smartphone application, enabling quick and easy access to conservation practices designed to protect soil and water resources when conducting forest operations. 

    Texas Forestry BMPs is a native app available at both the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). It is a convenient, quick reference tool for reviewing the forestry BMP guidelines, as well as recommended specifications and schematics to ensure their proper implementation while in the field.

    “Landowners and forestry professionals are increasingly using technology to manage their land,” said Texas A&M Forest Service Water Resources Coordinator Hughes Simpson. “This free, publicly accessible mobile app provides critical information to help them keep their land healthy, productive and sustainable.”

    Texas Forestry BMPs includes a searchable glossary of forestry terms and built-in tools for measuring slope and tree heights. Using your smartphone’s GPS, the soil identifier tool is able to display a map and key properties of the soils in your specific area.

    To learn more please visit http://texasforestinfo.tamu.edu/MobileApps/Index.html

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    Contacts

    Hughes Simpson, Water Resources Coordinator
    979-458-6650, hsimpson@tfs.tamu.edu

    Texas A&M Forest Service Communications
    979-458-6606, newsmedia@tfs.tamu.edu


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