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February 2016 |Range & Pasture Management

On the cover: “Conserve, Protect and Lead” is Tom Boggus’ motto at the Texas Forest Service (TFS).
Russell Graves,, caught this image of a TFS aircraft south of Childress, working to protect land from a wildfire in 2012.


Trigger Dates Help Plan for the Next Drought
By Gilda V. Bryant


Conversations From the Editor
by Ellen H. Brisendine
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Ranching - Natural Resources:
What plant is important for February?
Plant of the month:  Chinese Tallow (Sapium sebiferum)

Ranching - Natural Resources:
FIRE Series: Conserve, Protect and Lead

Ranching - Livestock Management:
VFD Series: Veterinary Feed Directive Rules: What They Are Not

Ranching - Ranch Business:
Conservation Easement 101: What Is a Conservation Easement?

The Cattleman's Pages of History
February 1916 & 1966