Texas has more than 142 million acres of working lands owned by 250,000+ private landowners, each with their own management objectives. These lands provide food and fiber, support rural economies and recreational opportunities along with many other products and services.  

The Texas Landowner Survey, conducted by NRI in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Private Lands Advisory Committee, seeks to understand private landowner needs and concerns in operating and managing their land. The survey covers topics ranging from land management, land loss and fragmentation, and landowner issues and preferences, all of which serve to improve efforts in private land conservation.

An outcome of the landowner survey is to find better ways to serve Texas landowners through programming and technical guidance to meet their land management needs. NRI is providing expertise, data analyses and project management to support this work.

Angelica Lopez

Dr. Angelica Lopez joined the Texas A&M Natural Resource Institute as a research associate in 2010. Her research interests are in environmental and natural resource attitudes, behaviors and participation constraints, huma…

Brian Hays

As a program director for the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, Brian Hays provides leadership for the private land stewardship programs as well as works on watershed management, native grassland restoration, militar…

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