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About the Institute

The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) and the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) work together to foster and communicate research and educational outreach programs focused on water and natural resources science and management issues in Texas and beyond.

At the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, our work is about improving the conservation and management of natural resources through interdisciplinary and applied research that engages policymakers, land managers, and citizens.  We have five programmatic focus areas listed below. Learn More


Our Land Program promotes sound land management practices by translating science and providing education and technical  assistance. We support the value of private land stewardship and promote responsible and sustainable land use practices. Learn More

Water Resources

Our Water Resources Program focuses on the application of timely research and outreach efforts to encourage sustainable and secure water resources for humans and wildlife through watershed restoration, land management practices and policy innovations. Learn More

Wildlife Conservation

Our Wildlife Conservation Program conducts problem-driven research addressing today’s challenging wildlife and habitat management questions. We promote stewardship of wildlife populations, including game, nongame, endangered and threatened species, and their habitats, through the application and translation of sound science and outreach efforts. Learn More

Military Sustainability

Our Military Sustainability Program supports the testing and training activities on U.S. Department of Defense lands through land management and regional planning, research and policy innovations, and education and outreach efforts. These efforts support the twin imperatives of military readiness and land conservation stewardship. Learn More


Our Energy Program successfully brings together regulators, industry, academia, environmental organizations and the public in implementing safe and environmentally friendly energy production practices. Learn More

Gulf Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

We serve as the host for the Gulf Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, a partnership among 11 federal agencies and more than 30 universities and nongovernment organizations that facilitate the development of collaborative research, education, technical assistance, and capacity-building programs focused on regional natural resource and environmental issues. The Gulf Coast unit is part of the national Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Network.

Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources operates as a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.

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