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FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
  • LEGAL: ACCESSIBILITY, SITE POLICIES & PUBLIC NOTICES

    The following contains information regarding accessibility, site policies, the State of Texas, public notices and key public entry points for Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS). Expand a section to learn more.
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     + accessibility

    TFS is committed to making its Website accessible to all users. This statement applies to all pages beginning with "texasforestservice.tamu.edu" or "txforestservice.tamu.edu", "tfsweb.tamu.edu", or “tfs.tamu.edu”.

    To make the site more accessible, we include several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities.

    Some of these features include:

    • A descriptive text equivalent is provided for images and other non-text elements
    • Summary text for all articles and content.
    • Formatting our website in such a way to ensure seamless navigation by screen reading technology.

    We are continually in the process of making sure that major reports and other publications that are on the Website are generally available in HTML or other accessible format. When publishing a document in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), our goal is to also provide an accessible alternative.

    TFS is committed to making its Website accessible according to the standards set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). To improve the accessibility of our Website, we perform site validation testing with test tools such as Bobby and CSE HTML Validator, and it is our goal to achieve the highest level of accessibility possible.

    TFS welcomes comments on how to improve the site's accessibility for users with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our Website interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact the TFS Webmaster. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address of the requested material, and your contact information.

    Additional information about accessibility programs in Texas is available from the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.

    If you have any questions, comments, requests, suggestions, or complaints, please contact our Webmaster.

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    TFS is committed to maintaining a land stewardship ethic, in which the forest, trees, and related natural resources of the state are carefully and professionally managed for long term sustainability using scientific knowledge and ecologically sound principles.

    Learn more about our customer service statement, services provided and customer service principles.
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    TFS is committed to maintaining this website in full compliance with all applicable copyright laws and encourages organizations and individuals that link to this website to comply also. This statement applies to all pages beginning with "texasforestservice.tamu.edu" or "txforestservice.tamu.edu", "tfsweb.tamu.edu", or “tfs.tamu.edu”.

    If you have any copyright-related questions or concerns regarding material of any kind on this Website, please contact our Webmaster.
     + fair use

    Texas A&M Forest Service provides content on the agency website (http://tfsweb.tamu.edu) and other TFS websites in support of two of its key functions of “providing accurate, science-based information and building the capacity of others.” TFS invites visitors to use its online content for personal, educational and other non-commercial purposes. By using the TFS websites and content, you accept and agree to abide by the following terms.

    Texas A&M Forest Service welcomes you to make fair use of the content as defined by copyright law. Information on United States copyright fair use law is available from the United States Copyright Office. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

    In addition, TFS allows personal, educational and other non-commercial uses of the content on the following terms:

    • You must cite the author and source of the content as you would material from any printed work.
    • You must also cite and link to, when possible, the TFS website as the source of the content.
    • You may not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, and notices, that are placed in or near the text, images, or data.
    • You must comply with all terms or restrictions other than copyright (such as trademark, publicity and privacy rights, or contractual restrictions) as may be specified in the metadata or as may otherwise apply to the content.


    Robert O’Brien illustrations:
    If you wish to use the illustrations, please note that they are Copyright by Robert O’Brien. Our terms of use allow them to be reproduced for educational purposes, however, they may not be altered in any way. The Copyright by Robert O’Brien tag must remain, and credit reference to TFS must be included somewhere in the document. Language such as: “Illustrations Copyright by Robert O’Brien and courtesy of Texas A&M Forest Service” is sufficient.

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    TFS provides information via this Website as a public service. PLEASE NOTE that users of this Website are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, timeliness and/or suitability of all information themselves. TFS makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided via this Website. TFS specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from TFS providing the website or the information it contains, including any websites maintained by third parties that link to the TFS site or that the TFS site links to. TFS makes no effort to independently verify, and does not exert editorial control over, information on pages outside of the "texasforestservice.tamu.edu" or "txforestservice.tamu.edu", "tfsweb.tamu.edu", or “tfs.tamu.edu” domains.

    TFS does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants, or documentation referenced in this website, and any such link or other reference is for informational purposes only.

    If you have any questions, please contact our Webmaster.
     + key public entry points (kpep)

    The following is a listing of Key Public Entry Points (KPEPs) for Texas A&M Forest Service websites.

    Site TitleURL
    Famous Trees of Texashttp://texasfamoustrees.tamu.edu
    Finance and Administrationhttp://tfsfinance.tamu.edu
    Forest Resource Developmenthttp://tfsfrd.tamu.edu
    Forest Resource Protectionhttp://tfsfrp.tamu.edu
    Texas A&M Forest Service Online Registrationhttp://tfsregister.tamu.edu
    Texas A&M Forest Service Homepagehttp://tfsweb.tamu.edu, http://txforestservice.tamu.edu, http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu, http://tfs.tamu.edu
    Texas A&M Forest Service Online Storehttps://tfsstore.tamu.edu
    Texas Interagency Wildfire Academyhttps://tiwa.tamu.edu
    Trees of Texas (Tree ID)http://texastreeid.tamu.edu
    Texas Tree Planting Guidehttp://texastreeplanting.tamu.edu
    Texas Interagency Coordination Centerhttp://ticc.tamu.edu
    Texas Wildfire Risk Portalhttp://www.texaswildfirerisk.com
    Texas Forest Info Portalhttp://www.texasforestinfo.com

     

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    TFS maintains this Web Site as a public service. Our privacy statement describes TFS’s privacy and security practices regarding information collected from visitors to the site, including what information is collected and how that information is used. This statement applies to all Texas A&M Forest Service websites and online applications.

    Read the full privacy statement
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    If you have any questions, please contact our Webmaster.
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