NEXT CHAPTER MEETING:  Monday, October 5, 2015 starting at 6:30 pm.  Visitors are welcome to attend!

PROGRAM:  “Healthy, Resilient Forests:  Importance of Forest Management” by Eric Taylor, Ph.D.

Dr. Eric Taylor serves as a Silviculturist with Texas A&M Forest Service and as Forestry Specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Eric received his B.S. in Forestry (Timber Management) from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1988. Shortly after obtaining his M.S. in Forest Biometrics form Stephen F. Austin State University in 1990, Eric served as a User Technology Specialist for Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Company were his fundamental duty was to improved productivity through integrated technology. Eric left Lockheed in 1995 to pursue a Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. He received a Ph.D. in Forestry from Texas A&M University in 1998. His major area of study at that time was Forest Ecology with specializations in Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, and Remote Sensing. Later that year, Eric joined Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Department of Ecosystem Science & Management at Texas A&M University where he served, state-wide, as Associate Professor & Extension Specialist in Forestry until June 2013. At that time, Eric moved to Texas A&M Forest Service where he currently serves as Silviculturist III with the primary area of focus being adaptive forest management to promote forest health, resiliency and productivity under increasing environmental pressures.

NOVEMBER CHAPTER MEETING:  Monday, November 2, 2015 starting at 6:30 pm

PROGRAM:  Gloria Rognlie will present a program on the East Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Herbarium.


The chapter meets at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Nature Center at 11942 FM 848 (Bascom Hwy) in Tyler, Texas on the first Monday of the month, Sept-May; second Monday if the first Monday is a holiday. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm with a program followed by refreshments and a short business meeting. Meetings are open to the public. Several field trips are offered throughout the year.

5:00 Dinner at Posados, 6:30 Meeting at Nature Center

Directions: In Tyler take Loop 323 to SH 248 (southeast of Tyler). Go east on SH 248 past the UT Tyler Campus to FM 848 (about 3 miles). Turn right on FM 848 and travel 0.7 mile. The Nature Center is on the right.