Jenny Sanders

Project Specialist (936) 225-2175

As a project specialist for NRI, Jenny brings unique skills and experience to the Engagement Team, starting with her M.S. program, which explored motivations for landowner participation in conservation programs, and later as the Conservation Program Coordinator for the Texas Wildlife Association.  In that position, Jenny worked to build and nurture partnerships with state and federal agencies, other non-profits and private interests in large scale conservation efforts, including the Leon River Restoration Project, Trinity River Initiative, Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program, and more.  More recently, Jenny worked in the communications realm, promoting constituent and landowner engagement in advocacy initiatives and implementation of conservation easements.  Jenny enjoys serving as a spokesperson for programs she is passionate about, and restoration of native ecosystems in a way that supports landowner goals and success is certainly a passion. Jenny graduated in 2004 from Texas A&M University with degrees in Rangeland Ecology and Wildlife Management.

Jenny serves on the Board of Directors, Legislative Committee, and Executive Committee for the Texas Wildlife Association, as a member of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Private Lands Advisory Committee, the Board of the Texas Forestry Museum, Apple Springs Independent School District Board, and is an active member of Lufkin’s First Baptist Church.

Jenny lives in Lufkin with her husband, Robert, sons, Nate and Cade, and black lab, Chase.