Introducing the NRI Sourcebook, protecting water quality through lawncare, meet a scientist & more in this issue of Conservation Matters


Conservation Matters is published by the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute
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Protecting water quality with better lawncare
The Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters program is helping residents use better lawncare to improve water quality and save time and money. Read more.  
Introducing the NRI Sourcebook – Volume 1
Each season, NRI will be publishing a digital collection of the recently published peer-reviewed scientific publications, research reports and science-based resources developed to support the improvement of conservation, natural resource management and private land stewardship. We are committed to solving natural resource issues and engaging land managers, citizens and policymakers throughout the process. Read more.
Meet a scientist: Juan Enciso
Juan Enciso, Ph.D. was inspired by the beauty of agriculture and the natural world to study irrigation. Now he sees irrigators as key stewards of a more water-efficient future. Read more.
Things are heating up in this month’s quail decline initiative newsletter
Summer is here, and there's plenty for quail enthusiasts to do! Texas Wildlife Association's annual convention normally takes place in San Antonio this month but has moved to an online format this year. There's also a new map resource we want to share, a lesson on wildlife tax valuation, and an upcoming virtual camp experience that young Students of Quail won't want to miss. Read more.
Water expert receives highest honor in agronomy
Ali Fares, Ph.D, professor of water security at Prairie View A&M has been selected as an American Society of Agronomy (ASA) Fellow and included into the ASA’s 2020 Awards Hall of Fame. Read more.  
NRI researchers present in Texas Wildlife Association's seminar series
Each year, the Texas Wildlife Association welcomes the opportunity to showcase a variety of natural resource and conservation presentations by agency, landowner, non-profit and university partners. This year’s line-up includes topics such as wildlife, natural resource management, production agriculture, landowner liability and lease law, wild game cooking and conservation education. Read more.  
Texas A&M University ranked 10th in the world for water resources
Read more.
Lesson: Learn about Texas mussels
Read more.
Texas Water Newsroom: Water news on demand
Read more.
Lesson: Virtual plant ID from the M.J. Hanna Ranch
Read more.
Private water well screening set for July 28 in Levelland
Read more.
ICYMI: Texas flood planning is changing
Read more.
txH2O highlight: On the fast track
Read more.
Texas Water Journal publishes new article
Read more.
Previously listed events may be canceled or postponed to comply with Texas A&M University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) directives designed to protect public health.
Texas Groundwater Summit,
September 1-3, Online
Texas Watershed Planning
Short Course
November 2-5,
Mayan Dude Ranch

TWRI and NRI work together to foster and communicate research and educational outreach programs focused on water and natural resources science and management issues in Texas and beyond. TWRI and NRI are part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.

Conservation Matters publishes timely information about water and natural resources news and research at universities and organizations in Texas. If you have information for possible inclusion in Conservation Matters, please contact Kerry Halladay at All submissions may be edited for grammar and style.

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