Board members of the Trinity-Neches Forest Landowners Association will be honored Monday in San Antonio at the annual meeting of the Texas Soil & Water Conservation Board.
Several timber growers in Cherokee County who serve as directors of the TNFLA will receive the first-place award in the Friend of Conservation category of the Texas Conservation Awards Program, according to a news release from the organization.
The TNFLA, which encompasses seven counties in East Texas including Cherokee, Anderson, Freestone, Leon, Henderson, Van Zandt and Houston, was nominated by the Cherokee County Soil & Water Conservation District as an outstanding example of a nonprofit organization supporting the wise management and use of natural resources.
A TNFLA member’s pine stand in Cherokee County was chosen as a stop on a statewide tour by Texas A&M University’s vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences as a superior representation of sustainable forestry, according to the news release.
Trinity-Neches Forest Landowners Association directors being honored include Phil Power, Rodney Newman, David Fulton, Gary Dominy, Suzanne McCarty, Richard Saunders, Tom Ball, John Thoma, Glenn Cotton, Michael Murphrey, Gary Burns and Spencer Burke.