The U.S. Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has approved $2.8 million to expand refuges in Texas and California.
It's the first major weekend for Lynn Creek and Loyd Parks, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary later this year.
A backpacker's stove ignited a wildfire that scorched about 15 acres and closed Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the Texas Panhandle, officials said Tuesday.
Experts say wildflowers, including bluebonets, should feature good showings in parts of the state.
Forecasters say this year's wildfire season isn't likely to be anywhere near as severe as the 2011 season.
Some parts of Big Bend National Park will be temporarily closed to allow endangered peregrine falcons to nest free from human disturbances.
Gov. Terry Branstad says he did not nab a wild hog during a hunting trip in Texas this week.
A state commission is considering adding two Central Texas counties to the list of 17 where boaters are required to help keep invasive zebra mussels from spreading.
A deep sea oyster reef restoration being touted as the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico began in an unlikely place: a quarry in landlocked Missouri.
Lawmakers, businesspeople, conservationists and plain folks gathered Thursday as additional projects in a five-year effort to restore 200,000 acres of forestland in the Southeast were announced.