Visit TWRI for water research and outreach information.

IRNR researchers are surveying bat populations in Texas, anticipating white-nose syndrome. It is expected to arrive in Texas in the near future.

Bat research

In 2015 IRNR improved natural resources conservation and management in Texas and the country, helping lead efforts in managing longleaf pine forests, surveying Louisiana pine snakes, designing species assessments and more. Learn how in our Annual Report.

2015 Annual Report

Large landscape conservation and network governance are conservation strategies that enable collaborative management of a region's land, water and wildlife resources. IRNR's Dr. Patrick Bixler explains how in Conservation Matters.

Large landscapes

Upcoming Training Courses

Our training program markets and adminsters short courses on diverse natural resource and water related topics. See a full schedule or subscribe to receive updates about new courses.

Recent Projects

Prescribed Fire Portal

The Prescribed Fire Management Portal provides convenient access to information and resources on general concepts and applications of prescribed fire management.

Texas Land Trends

Texas is home to over 142 million acres of private farms, ranches and forestlands, thus leading the nation in land area devoted to privately-owned working lands.


The Trinity River Information Management System provides an outreach and planning tool for supporting land conservation and habitat restoration decisions.

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