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, 2022. Buford joined the Board in May of 2017.
“There is a wealth of institutional knowledge within the staff and volunteer leaders of the TSSWCB and the many local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) across Texas. I am honored to be given the opportunity to learn from them while serving alongside them,” 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 serving on our board alongside an outstanding group of individuals pursuing the proctection and enhancement of the natural resources of Texas. 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.
— Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
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