Texas A&M Forest Service

Texas, with more than 261,000 square miles of forests, woodlands, prairies, mountains and deserts, is a great and very blessed state. Texas A&M Forest Service takes seriously our mission of providing statewide leadership to assure the state's trees, forests and related natural resources are protected and sustained for the benefit of all.

Texas Forest Service was created in 1915 by the 34th Legislature as an integral part of The Texas A&M University System.  It is mandated by law to "assume direction of all forest interests and all matters pertaining to forestry within the jurisdiction of the state."

In 2012, the agency's name was changed to Texas A&M Forest Service. Texas A&M Forest Service employs more than 375 employees in offices across the state.


Contact Texas A&M Forest Service

Contact Texas A&M Forest Service

578 John Kimbrough Blvd.
2147 TAMU
College Station, Texas  77843-2147
Phone: (979) 845-8953


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Texas

6 Introductory articles were found for Texas A&M Forest Service

pdf Best Management Practices for Post-Fire Woody Brush Control in the Lost Pines Region of Texas

pdf Fire Resistant Materials for Home Repair and Construction


A home located within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) may be at risk in the event of a wildfire. Lands and communities adjacent to and surrounded by wildlands are part of the WUI. However, there are precautions that a homeowner can take to reduce a home’s risk. It begins by learning what parts of the home might burn if exposed to direct flame contact, radiant heat or embers. This brochure describes the retrofitting process that reduces a home’s risk to wildfire.

pdf Reforestation and Site Preparation BMPs

pdf Texas Forest Action Plan

pdf Texas Forestry Best Management Practices


Best Management Practices (BMPs) are designed to help landowners, foresters, loggers and others protect water quality during forestry (silvicultural) operations. BMPs can prevent, or at least greatly reduce, nonpoint source pollution of water bodies from forestry activities. The use of the BMPs is non-regulatory in Texas and this manual should be used as the guideline for BMPs. If everyone involved in forest management implements these practices, water quality can be protected without strict government regulation.

These Forestry Best Management Practices are a part of the Nonpoint Source Management Program administered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. Under the requirements of the Agricultural Code of Texas, the Board is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing programs and practices for abating agricultural and silvicultural (forestry) nonpoint source pollution. The specific silvicultural practices section of the program was modeled with contributions from Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Forestry Association.

pdf Wildfire Recovery Soil Erosion Control Practice Guide