Audrey McCrary

Audrey McCrary

Program Specialist

As a program specialist for the Texas Water Resources Institute, Audrey McCrary works on watershed protection programs and water quality improvement initiatives focused on the implementation of conservation-minded principles and practices on agricultural lands. She works with Texas A&M AgriLife specialists, government agencies, local conservation planners and producers to identify community needs and conservation opportunities, increase adoption of conservation practices on agricultural lands by addressing barriers to practice adoption and leverage technical and financial assistance programs to improve agricultural management systems for the overall benefit of water resource conservation.

Audrey’s professional expertise and program interests include multi-use land management strategies, conservation plan designs and practice adoption and applied research in the human and environmental factors of water resource conservation.

Audrey earned her Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife and rangeland management from Texas A&M University in 2017 and her Master of Science degree from Mississippi State University (MSU) in 2020. For her master’s thesis, she studied the environmental and educational benefits of a creek restoration project on MSU’s 2,000-acre livestock research properties in Starkville, Mississippi. Upon completing her master’s degree, Audrey worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Caldwell, Texas. While at NRCS, Audrey was a certified conservation planner and held job approval authority for several engineering and ecological conservation practices.

In her free time, Audrey enjoys running, swimming and playing bluegrass music. She is also an avid outdoorswoman, hobbyist woodworker and eager DIYer who loves learning new skills whenever possible.