Texas Game Wardens are widely recognized as the best-trained corps of conservation officers in the nation and provide an invaluable service to the people of Texas. The position of game warden cadet is highly coveted, and individuals are chosen from a pool of thousands of applicants.
This project’s cordgrass plantings will help to safeguard the area’s coastal estuarine marsh and ensure the continued protection of nearby communities from storm events. It will also address eroding interior estuarine marshes at the refuge.
While conservationists recently celebrated news that three threatened bay systems would be closed to oyster harvest, concerns remained that other areas would inevitably bear the brunt of intense commercial harvest.
Yesterday, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (Commission) adopted the proposed changes to the statewide oyster fishery proclamation, which included the closure of oyster reef areas in Ayres, Mesquite and Carlos Bays (three bays), and the temporary closure of restoration areas in Galveston Bay and San Antonio Bay.