Leslie Lee

Compelling stories + effective design

College Station, TX

Leslie Lee

Communications Specialist II
Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute


Infographic: NRI by the numbers in 2016

This is one of the reasons why we recently changed our name from the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources to the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute.
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NRI team uses innovative air quality technology to help landowners

Accurately detecting possible emissions from gas wells or other sources and then analyzing the resulting effects on ambient air quality can be complicated tasks. A team of Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI) researchers is helping landowners across the state tackle such concerns on their properties by providing objective data and analysis of air pollutants.
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Ogallala Aquifer 101: get an overview of current research projects on this groundwater giant

Stretching from Texas to South Dakota, the Ogallala Aquifer is the largest underground water reservoir in the United States. It covers 174,000 square miles in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. Although the Ogallala is a major source of water for agricultural, municipal and industrial development, it is also being depleted as withdrawals exceed recharge.
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NRI overview one-pager

At the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, our work improves the conservation and management of natural resources through interdisciplinary and applied research. We are committed to solving natural resource issues and. engaging policymakers, land managers and citizens throughout the process. Our Land Trends and Demography Program applies innovative solutions to private land conservation using geospatial tools and landscape planning.

Photo essay: Navasota River water quality monitoring

One morning in March, Conservation Matters joined up with members of the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) water team to get a behind the scenes look at the water quality monitoring process. Check out this photo essay to see what it takes to survey and measure water quality in the Navasota River.
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Learn how to use the Texas Land Trends data tool

Texas' working and rural lands are undergoing fundamental changes due to fragmentation and conversion, according to experts at the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR). Texas Land Trends data and information, developed by IRNR, have provided guidance and insight in conservation efforts, development trends, natural resource policy decisions and forecasting of natural resources-related issues across Texas for more than two decades.
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Conservation Matters - June 2017

Aggies at World Water Congress, NRI innovation, workshops and more
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8 reasons why networked, large landscape conservation strategies work

The Crown of the Continent is a vast, unique region, with its 18 million acres stretching from Montana to across the Canadian border and holding one of the largest untouched landscapes in North America. It includes Glacier National Park, many different ecosystems and huge swaths of public lands. More than 100 organizations, government agencies and partnerships, amidst two countries and seven tribal nations, manage the land.
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Campana discusses water management approaches at Texas A&M Water Daze

National expert on groundwater and sustainable water management Dr. Michael Campana championed the importance of integrated water resources management (IWRM) to the nation’s water supply, stressing that successful IWRM is “a process, not a prescription” during his keynote lecture at the March 29 Water Daze event at Texas A&M University.
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A decade of solving water quality mysteries

More than 10 years ago, the Texas Bacterial Source Tracking (BST) Program began filling a need in the state’s water quality efforts that no other program was pursuing: in-stream measurements of the specific human and animal sources of bacterial nonpoint source pollution in local watersheds.
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Equipping a resilient community

Flood-vulnerable Houston neighborhood collaborates with Texas A&M researchers.
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Do you live in Flash Flood Alley?

Experts explain the Central Texas phenomenon and what residents should know.
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Leslie Lee

As a Communications Specialist for the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, I use compelling stories, effective design and community engagement to advance water and natural resources research and education.

You can follow us at @TxWRI and @TAMU_NRI.

My skills include graphic design, social media, DSLR photography, news and editorial writing and editing, and technical writing and editing.

At work my passion is translating complicated science into useful and helpful information for average folks.

I'm also a wife, mom to two tinies, Christian, Aggie, voracious reader, and notoriously loud laugher.