Gov. 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,” Buford said.
Tina Buford (Credit: Anita Brazzle)
Buford is a conservation advocate in Texas and knowledgable about land stewardship, ranching and wildlife management. She currently serves as the director of education for the East Foundation, delivering programming, knowledge and leadership 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.
"We are honored to have Mrs. Buford serving on our board alongside an outstanding group of individuals pursuing the protection 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.
Buford has a bachelor's in rangeland ecology and management from Texas A&M University, College Station, and a certificate in ranch management from the Texas Christian University School of Ranch Management. Her and her husband, Trey, have two sons, Cisco and William.
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.
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