Brittany Wegner

Communications Specialist II (832) 389-7414

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.


For all media inquiries, contact Brittany at (832) 389-7414 or

Authored Articles

The Landowner Longleaf Challenge: A case study

Finally, as the campaign came to a close in 2019, we took a real look at how a digital data campaign created face-to-face connections, putting the social back in social media and trees in the ground. 

From Facebook timeline to longleaf lifeline

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. 

Landowner loop: D.I.Y. game feeder corral trap for wild pigs

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. 

Texas Land Trends meets Real Estate

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.

The value of conservation easements: An interview with Roel Lopez

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. 

Mutual Relationships in the Wild: A fundamental trait of the Texas Herpetological Society

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.

Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation (RPQRF) Annual Report Released

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!