Cyndee Watson is a native Texan and comes from a family with ranching and farming background. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Geography with an emphasis on Resource Management with a Zoology minor. She later received her Masters degree in Biology from Texas State University. While there, she conducted her thesis on Estimating the Probability of Detecting golden-cheeked warblers. She started with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Student Career Experience Program in 2003. She has worked on the recovery of 16 endangered karst invertebrates and was named the 2014 Recovery Champion for Region 2 for her work with those species. She also worked on Mexican long-nosed bat recovery and was the Texas Section 6 Coordinator. Since August 2016, she is the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program State Coordinator for Texas. Tim was born and raised in Giddings, TX. A bachelor’s degree and graduate research at Stephen F. Austin State University was followed by employment with TPWD in 2009. In College Station, Tim was responsible for 7 counties performing wildlife surveys, public outreach, technical guidance, prescribed fire assistance, public hunting opportunity, wildlife tax valuation planning and dealing with other wildlife issues. Starting Nov 1st, 2017 Tim began his role as the Private Lands Program Leader for TPWD dealing with private lands issues in a statewide capacity. Arlene has been managing the LIP Program in Texas for 14 years. She has a master’s degree in Ecology with a research focus on the impacts of exotic invasive plant species on neotropical migrant birds in Central Texas and a bachelor of science degree in Agriculture Studies. Will Newman is the Farm Bill Coordinator for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department where he assists wildlife program and field staff in best using USDA programs and funding to deliver wildlife habitat and conservation education. He is a grassland ecologist with degrees from Tarleton State University and the University of North Texas where he studied Northern Bobwhite quail.