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 (TAMFS). Expand a section to learn more.
     + State of Texas Links
     + Accessibility

    TAMFS is committed to making its Website accessible to all users. This statement applies to all pages beginning with "" or "", "", or “”.

    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.

    TAMFS 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.

    TAMFS 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 TAMFS 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.

     + Compact with Texans
    TAMFS 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.
     + Copyright
    TAMFS 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 "" or "", "", or “”.

    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 ( and other TAMFS websites in support of two of its key functions of “providing accurate, science-based information and building the capacity of others.” TAMFS invites visitors to use its online content for personal, educational and other non-commercial purposes. By using the TAMFS 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, TAMFS 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 TAMFS 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 TAMFS 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.

     + Disclaimer
    TAMFS 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. TAMFS makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided via this Website. TAMFS specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from TAMFS providing the website or the information it contains, including any websites maintained by third parties that link to the TAMFS site or that the TAMFS site links to. TAMFS makes no effort to independently verify, and does not exert editorial control over, information on pages outside of the "" or "", "", or “” domains.

    TAMFS 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 Texas
    Finance and Administration
    Forest Resource Development
    Forest Resource Protection
    Texas A&M Forest Service Online Registration
    Texas A&M Forest Service Homepage,,,
    Texas A&M Forest Service Online Store
    Texas Interagency Wildfire Academy
    Trees of Texas (Tree ID)
    Texas Tree Planting Guide
    Texas Interagency Coordination Center
    Texas Wildfire Risk Portal
    Texas Forest Info Portal


     + Privacy
    Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) websites are maintained as a public service. This statement describes TAMFS privacy and security practices regarding information collected from visitors to TAMFS sites, including what information is collected and how that information is used. This statement also applies to all TAMFS websites, mobile apps and online applications that link to this statement.

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