Through a partnership between the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute and the Texas Longleaf Taskforce, a counterpart of the America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative working to restore longleaf pine ecosystems on private and public forestlands in Texas, the Landowner Longleaf Challenge launched in March of this year gaining an unrivaled momentum over the last 5 months.
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As the communications specialist for the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, Brittany serves on our Engagement Team supporting our four pillar program areas and the experts behind them. She works with members from each of our teams to lead internal and external communications initiatives growing recognition for the institute while building on fundamental institute goals.
Brittany joined NRI with a background in agency strategy in the nonprofit, transportation, energy and higher education sectors. She received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Communications and Journalism from Texas A&M University accompanied by service in the Texas state legislature during the 83rd session.
She and her husband both come from families with working ranches in Texas where they split their time on weekends with their son Cash. She enjoys landscape and wildlife photography, traveling and advocating for conservation among their family's ranching networks.
Conservation biology and land management are research cornerstones at NRI, and we're fortunate to be able to build sound-science resources for private and public entities across the U.S. But it's no surprise when working lands comprise more than 82% of Texas's land area that our largest end-users are private landowners, working heuristically to solve natural resource challenges.
Earlier this year, NRI was invited by the the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) Farm and Land Committee to present the story behind Texas Land Trends: How and Why Texas is Changing.
Maintaining the natural beauty of Long Acres Ranch is an ever-evolving task, and as many land and natural resource managers would say, an immersive experience.
Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day, the third Friday of May every year, is a celebration of the nation’s wildlife and wild places.
The Texas Longleaf Taskforce launched a campaign to reach more Texas forest landowners looking to bring back the longleaf pine by connecting to longleaf resource specialists.
Listen to Dr. Roel Lopez and Blair Fitzsimons, CEO of Texas Agricultural Land Trust, provide clarity on the importance of conservation easements in Texas from ensuring the public benefits remain available to helping future generations through the actions we can take now.
At Long Acres Ranch, we have teaching opportunities that link youth with lessons revolving around the ranch’s natural resources. Recently, we partnered with the Seven Lakes High School FFA, located in Katy I.S.D. in Ft. Bend County, to fabricate a structure called a Rainfall Simulator.
This is our state, this is our nature and this is our future. Learn more about supporting a new bipartisan bill the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.
Finding NRI researchers in the field and in the classroom all across the country keeps science connected to the pursuit of discovery.
It's not every day we have picture perfect proof to back some of our wildlife research predation theories. Looks like we've been dealt a different hand in luck lately.
Drs. Ryberg and Hibbitts are two of Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute’s (NRI) research scientists whose work includes diagnosing and resolving complex problems in conservation biology with a focus on herpetology to be applied to natural resource management solutions. As with most scientists, their work derives from a passion to understand, to explore and to make an impact in their field. The work-life balance of a scientist is quickly translated to work-life integration where traces of their passion can be found out of the lab, acting as more of a fulfilling extension of their life.
Hear from the Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation leadership, including NRI's own Dr. Dale Rollins, speak on the first ten years in review, learn about habitat and population monitoring findings, mammal surveys and sustainability efforts, opportunities for engagement and much more!