Thursday March 12, 2015 to Sunday November 8, 2015
This year, the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) celebrates a century of leadership in protecting and sustaining the state’s trees, forests and related natural resources. From the first efforts of a few forest patrolmen on horseback in East Texas to today’s statewide network of protection, TFS has been on the front line – training and equipping landowners, communities and fire departments to prevent, prepare for, and protect against wildfires.
“History in the Making: Texas A&M Forest Service” brings to life the people, places and events that shaped the agency over the past 100 years. Walk through the exhibit’s forest setting to discover how early patrolmen detected and extinguished wildfires. Experience the sights and sounds of wildfire fighting through photos, voices and videos. Discover how the first conservation efforts evolved to today’s innovative reforestation techniques. Learn through interactive displays about wildfire detection and incident response at a state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center.
Created in partnership with the Texas A&M Forest Service, the exhibit is sponsored by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, Texas Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, California Casualty, Texas Society of American Foresters, State Farm, VFIS of Texas and FireWatch Texas. The exhibit will on display at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum through November 8, 2015.