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2011 Spring Wildfires

Texas fires 2011 

EDEN was engaged with Texas during the spring/summer wildfires, providing updates here and posting the Situation Reports Andy Vestal provided on a regular basis - well into September.  Below is a sample of the activity updates...

June 21: Livestock Supply Point records indicate that generous livestock producers across Texas and New Mexico donated approximately 1,844 tons of hay and feed resources to support their peers who were impacted by recent Texas wildfires. 

During the past three days numerous additional wildfires 10,000 – 50,000 acres in size have ignited and many are still active today.  All LSPs are stood-down at this point but local Animal Issues Committees stand ready to activate them to support impacted livestock producers if necessary.

An update regarding the wildfires can be found on the daily wildfire situation reports (SITREPs), published by the State Operations Center (SOC) for the Governor.  These SITREPs can be found at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/sitrepindex.htm

June 13: Brewster County/Marathon and Palo Pinto County Livestock Supply Points closed.

May 31: Stonewall County and Jeff Davis County Livestock Supply Points closed. Two supply points remain open.

May 17: Wildfire agriculture loss report for Texas update (see the SITREP page). Brewster County/Marathon LSP actived May 16.

May 3:  We received a new SITREP from Texas Extension (see the SITREP page). The LSPs that have stood down since the event began have been removed from the list below.

April 21:  During the past 100 days 1,821,086 acres and thousands of miles of fences have burned. The fabric of the rural economies affected by most of the fires is significantly based on livestock (beef and dairy cattle and horses). 



Tracking Activity in Texas 

Screenshot - Google Earth - Texas Wildfire Danger
The Common Operating Picture (COP) is a Google Earth layer. Click the image to access the Texas Interagency Coordination page, which links to the COP and to Google Earth. Google Earth is a free download.

Texas Agrilife Extension maintains a ready-reference list of fire maps, situation reports, burn bans and other information specific to the spring fires in Texas.

On this TAMU Wildfires page you will find links to the Google Earth map (Common Operating Picture of the Texas Interagency Coordination Center, shown at right) as well as a very functional map of Active Texas Fires (produced by the Weather Underground). 

Wildfire damage assessments continue in impacted counties. Some of these wildfires are still raging and entrance for loss assessment purposes is limited to some extent.  - Andy Vestal (TX), April 21)  

If you respond to these fires in any way, please let your EDEN state Point of Contact know what you are doing. State POCs will enter activities in the EDEN Response Notes system. Find EDEN POCs and delegates by selecting your state in the State Information drop box at the top right of each page on EDEN.lsu.edu.


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Call for Hay, Feed and Fencing 

Map of supply points with link to interactive map
Screenshot of a custom Google Map embedded in the Texas EDEN website (click to go there for the latest map). It is available also at livestocksupplypoints.texaseden.org . Prepared by Treye Rice. 4/22/2011.

 

There is a huge need in Texas for

  • feed and hay resources immediately, and
  • fencing materials in the long run. 

 

County Extension Agents in Texas are familiar with the ICS protocols and are authorized to work directly with donors.  Extension is supporting several local Livestock Supply Points for receiving and distribution of donated feed resources.

The sites listed below may be contacted directly. A Google Map of the locations is available on Texas EDEN - click the map for the most up to date information.

 

Brewster County/Marathon Livestock Supply Point (CLOSED June 13)
RopeOMatic Facilities, 1/2 mile East on Hwy. 90, Marathon, TX
POC: Logan Boswell, County Extenssion Agent, Texas AgriLIFE Extension, Brewster/Jeff Davis Counties
Cell (432) 249-0265
Email lboswell@ag.tamu.edu
and POC: Jesse Schneider, County Extension Agent, Texas AgriLIFE Extension, Presidio County
Cell (432) 295-0342
Email jlschneider@ag.tamu.edu                                                                                                      

Palo Pinto & Stephens County Livestock Supply Point  (CLOSED June 13)
Location: Dempsey Heliport, 1348 Palo Pinto Hwy, Palo Pinto, TX 76484
POC Scott Mauney, County Extension Agent, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Palo Pinto County
Office (940) 659-1228
Cell (940) 659-8693
s-mauney@tamu.edu    

Stonewall County Livestock Supply Point (CLOSED May 31)
Location: Stonewall County Fair Grounds, Hwy 380, Aspermont, TX
POC: Jason Miller, County Extension Agent, Texas AgriLIFE Extension, Stonewall County
office (940) 989-3510 cell (806) 445-5056
email: jbmiller@ag.tamu.edu  

Jeff Davis County Livestock Supply Point (CLOSED May 31)
Location: Evans Ranch, 1.5 mile South of Ft. Davis on Hwy 118
POC: Logan Boswell, County Extension Agent, Texas AgriLIFE Extension, Brewster/Jeff Davis Counties
cell 432-249-0265
email lboswell@ag.tamu.edu  
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POC: Jesse Schneider, County Extension Agent, Texas AgriLIFE Extension, Presidio County
Cell 432-295-0342
email  jlschneider@ag.tamu.edu  

If you respond to this call for assistance, or respond to these fires in any way, please let your EDEN state Point of Contact know what you are doing. Find EDEN POCs and delegates by selecting your state in the State Information drop box at the top right of each page on EDEN.lsu.edu.

State POCs or other EDEN delegates can enter activities in the EDEN Response Notes system.


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Texas CEA Protocols and 2011 Loss Summary 

  • Fire Agricultural Loss Summary - October 2011   (PDF)
  • Texas CE Agent Wildfire Emergency Protocols   (PDF)

These documents were provided by Andy Vestal (TX) in March 2012, as aids to recovery in Colorado in the 2012 season.


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Last Updated:3/21/2012 9:30 AM
 

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