• January 24, 2021

Tags : Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

Balmorhea closure extended to Fall 2020

TOYAHVALE – According to officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) due to construction delays caused by the public health crisis, Balmorhea State Park’s closure has been extended until the fall. “The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department remains in constant consultation with onsite contractors to ensure that the projects are completed safely and in […]Read More

City Nature Challenge launches Friday; Public encouraged to record nature

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) through the Texas Nature Trackers program is inviting Texans to participate in the fifth annual City Nature Challenge, Friday, April 24 through Monday, April 27. This global community-based scientific effort, co-organized by San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, […]Read More

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease confirmed in Texas, die offs reported

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has received test results confirming that Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) was diagnosed in a wild black-tailed jackrabbit in Lubbock County and a wild cottontail rabbit in Hudspeth County. This marks the first confirmed cases of RHD in wild rabbits in Texas and follows the discovery of the disease in […]Read More

Texas Parks and Wildlife conducting Aerial Mule Deer Surveys in

AUSTIN – Over the next week or so, El Paso residents may see a low flying helicopter in and around the Franklin Mountains as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) conducts aerial mule deer surveys in the area. This year’s survey runs from February 19 through 25.  Each year, TPWD flies surveys throughout the Trans-Pecos […]Read More

TPWD: Deer with Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Region; Officials

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has confirmed chronic wasting disease (CWD) in three mule deer in El Paso, Hudspeth, and Hartley Counties; and three white-tailed deer in Medina, Dallam, and Hartley Counties. Officials with TPWD emphasize that the discoveries underscore the importance for aggressive detection, sampling and herd management to control the […]Read More