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Educating students on water conservation: Groundwater conservation district takes on the challenge
The Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District hopes to significantly lower water use per person with public education and outreach programs, starting with elementary school presentations. Read more.
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Mutual relationships in the wild: A fundamental trait of the Texas Herpetological Society
Drs. Ryberg and Hibbitts are two Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute 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. Read more.
Mills Scholarships awarded to four TAMU students
Graduate students Duncan Kikoyo, Lindsay Sansom, Wonmin Sohn and Kirby Young were chosen to receive the competitive scholarship for their water-related research at Texas A&M University. Read more.
Kirby the Quail helps spread message of wildlife conservation
One of the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute’s most popular “spokespersons” for quail appreciation and conservation isn’t a person at all, but a sociable 6-inch-tall northern bobwhite named Kirby. Read more.
Ogallala Aquifer Program research featured in journal
The theme of the most recent issue in the Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education is addressing irrigation aquifer depletion in the Ogallala Aquifer. Read more.
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Despite efforts, feral hogs continue to wreak havoc on local cemetery
Some of Texas' most formidable foes have taken their destructive tendencies to the College Station Memorial Cemetery and Aggie Field of Honor. Read more.
Water quality training for Carancahua Bay, Tres Palacios watersheds set for Feb. 15
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Project leaders for Rio Grande water challenge grant attend meeting in Washington D.C. 
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Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Feb. 22-23 in Kyle, San Antonio 
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Conference report outlines status, challenges, opportunities for Southern Plains ag, forestry
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TWRI to hold third meeting on improving Carancahua Bay water
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TWRI still seeking input on LRGV water conservation from ag producers, irrigation districts
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Forrest Cobb accepted as 2018 James Teer Conservation Leadership Institute Fellow
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Youth learn about soil conservation and nature appreciation at Long Acres Ranch
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NRI's Dr. Dale Rollins will be inducted into the Texas Conservation Hall of Fame
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Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation (RPQRF) Annual Report released
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Project Manager Stephanie Hertz appears in The Longleaf Leader
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Nine NRI research projects to take stage at The Wildlife Society annual meeting
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Texas Water Journal publishes new website
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