“Bacteria is the No. 1 pollutant of water” in Texas (Foust, 2010, para. 1). Because the Big Elm Creek and San Gabriel River tributaries in Bell, Milam, and Falls counties have elevated levels of bacteria (TCEQ, 2014a, 2014b), the Texas Water Resources Institute had several ongoing projects along the Little River watershed. In an effort to understand the landowners along the watershed, we helped TWRI identify landowners’ preferred communication mediums, their preferred sources of information, and their preferred types of information.
- Dewald, S., Murphrey, T. P., Leggette, H. R., Berthold, A., & Wagner, K. (2019). Landowners’ motivations for and barriers to adopting water quality best management practices. Journal of Extension, 57(5).
- Dewald, S., Leggette, H. R., Murphrey, T. P., Berthold, A., & Wagner, K. (2018). Landowners’ communication preferences for receiving water-related information. Journal of Agricultural Education, 59(2), 343–369. doi: 10.5032/jae.2018.02343.
This project was supported by Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source (NPS) Grant Program, grant no. 131527 SRS M1502190, from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.