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Mar

27

2017

Texas Wildlife Association Statement Regarding Border Security

TWA believes that increased patrols, more strident enforcement of existing laws, and technological monitoring of the border will achieve the worthy goal of controlling illegal border crossings while minimizing impacts to private property rights and our precious natural resources.  TWA is eager to serve federal and state agencies as a resource on addressing this critical issue.


Mar

10

2017

Statement on Warfarin-Based Feral Hog Toxicant

Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) recognizes the ecological and agricultural damage that feral hogs create across Texas.  As such, TWA is a staunch proponent of effective and responsible control of feral hog populations.  However, the recent announcement by the Texas Department of Agriculture approving the use of a Warfarin-based feral hog toxicant is cause for concern.


Mar

01

2017

Trump Water Directive Win for Private Property Rights

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action towards the elimination of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. In WOTUS, under the detailed description by EPA in the Federal Register, EPA maps have suggested nearly any waterway in the country could have come under federal jurisdiction.


Feb

10

2017

SB 740, 741 and 742 - Taking Aim at Eminent Domain Reform

SB 740, 741 and 742 are aimed at eminent domain reform. The bills expand upon progress made in landmark 2011 eminent domain legislation. The three bills, authored by Senator Lois Kolkhorst, will help level the playing field for property owners who confront corporations and government entities with deep pockets and experienced legal teams.

“We recognize the need for critical infrastructure to support our population and economy, but we believe there is room for rural landowners to be treated more fairly along the way,” Texas Wildlife Association CEO David Yeates said. “These landowners provide enormous benefit to our state by stewarding the open spaces of Texas, and they deserve equitable treatment during condemnation of their private property.”


Feb

02

2017

Youth Distance Learning programs - Spring 2017

TWA’s Spring 2017 lineup of Youth Videoconferencing programs and On-demand Webinars are available now.


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