TEMPLE, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Tina Yturria Buford to the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) for a term set to expire on February 1, 2024. Buford joined the Board in May of 2017.
“I look forward to my continued service alongside my fellow board members and the many dedicated staff across this state. Anytime you have men and women who care for the land working together, great things happen for all Texans,” said Buford.
Buford is a strong advocate for conservation in Texas and has a wealth of knowledge related to land stewardship, ranching and wildlife management. She currently serves as the Director of Education for the East Foundation, delivering programming, knowledge and leaderships to the youth of South Texas. Buford is also an active member in various conservation organizations such as Texan By Nature, Texas Wildlife Association, Sand County Foundation, and the Texas & Southwest Cattle Raisers Association and was appointed to the Governor’s Commission for Women in 2016. Buford received a Bachelor of Science in rangeland ecology and management from Texas A&M University at College Station and a certificate in ranch management from the Texas Christian University School of Ranch Management. Tina and her husband, Trey, have two sons, Cisco and William.
“We are honored to have Mrs. Buford’s continued service on our board alongside an outstanding group of individuals pursuing the protection and enhancement of the natural resources of Texas. Her dedication to natural resource conservation and service on our board has been instrumental to our success over the last few years. We will continue to work to provide our SWCDs and landowners across the state the tools they need to put conservation efforts on the ground,” said Rex Isom, TSSWCB Executive Director.
TSSWCB established in 1939, administers Texas’ soil and water conservation law and delivers coordinated natural resource conservation programs through the State’s 216 Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Additionally, TSSWCB is the lead agency for planning, implementing, and managing programs for preventing and abating agricultural and silvicultural nonpoint sources of water pollution. TSSWCB also works to ensure that the State’s network of 2,000 flood control dams are protecting lives and property by providing operation, maintenance, and structural repair grants to local government sponsors.