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AT22-396 Hybrid Hill Country Chapter Meeting: UGRA and Stewardship in Kerr County, Kerrville

November 28, 2022 @ 7:10 PM - 8:10 PM

Hybrid Event Title: Hill Country Chapter Meeting: UGRA and Stewardship in Kerr County

VMS-AT: AT: Hill Country Chapter Other Approved Training (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, Location, and Presenter)

Comments: AT22-396 Hybrid Hill Country Chapter Meeting: UGRA and Stewardship in Kerr County, Kerrville, Presenters: Shelby Taber, Travis Linscomb, Matthew Wilkinson (AT=1h)

Hybrid Event Date: 11/28/2022
Hybrid Event Time: 7:10p-8:10p

Hybrid Event Summary:
We will give an overview of UGRA and our role in Kerr County as well as outline some of our programs and the strategies used to implement them. Some subjects include volunteer opportunities, aquatic life monitoring, and cost share opportunities. In addition, we will cover land stewardship and actions people can take, in upland areas and down to the river itself, to protect our waterways.

Hybrid Event Description:
There will be a slideshow presentation with no audio. In addition to the slideshow, we will have some live aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates (water insects), water quality monitoring equipment, and some literature on UGRA, our programs, and other land stewardship topics. After the presentation, there will be time for us to answer questions and give closer looks at our equipment and insects.

Shelby Taber
Shelby Taber is the Natural Resources Manager for the Upper Guadalupe River Authority. She coordinates the outreach and monitoring activities of the Natural Resources department. Shelby received her Bachelor of Science in Geography Resource and Environmental Studies from Texas State University and her Master of Science in Resource and Environmental Science from Ohio State University. She has over 5 years of experience in the environmental sciences and has recently joined the UGRA team.

Travis Linscomb
Travis Linscomb is a Natural Resources Specialist for the Upper Guadalupe River Authority. He performs surface water quality and aquatic life monitoring, outreach and education programs, invasive plant surveys, and investigates surface water concerns. Travis received his B.S. in Wildlife Management from Tarleton State University and has been working in the field of aquatic science for over 10 years. He is also an active member in the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program and the wildlife manager of his family’s ranch near Medina. He has been an employee of UGRA since 2008.

Matthew Wilkinson
Matthew Wilkinson is a Natural Resources Specialist with the Upper Guadalupe River Authority since March 2022. He graduated from UTSA with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (Specialization in Natural Resources and Wildlife Management). Matthew coordinates UGRA outreach and education programs and assists in water quality monitoring and watershed protection strategies.

Our monthly Chapter Meetings and Advanced Training sessions are HYBRID.  This means you have the option to attend in-person (at Upper Guadalupe River Authority in Kerrville), via Zoom or Live Stream via Facebook.

Pre-registration is required to attend the chapter meeting session via Zoom.  Use the following link to register.


You will receive a confirmation email.

A 30-minute chapter business meeting begins at 6:30 PM. Members attending this may claim 0.5 volunteer hours.

The Advanced Training session runs from 7:10 PM – 8:10 PM.

Cost: no charge

Event Location:
UGRA Lecture Hall
125 Lehmann Dr
Kerrville, Texas 78028

Shelby Taber
Travis Linscomb
Matthew Wilkinson

Contact Information:
Frank Garcia

Organization Website:

Sponsoring Organization:
Texas Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter


UGRA Lecture Hall
125 North Lehmann Drive
Kerrville, TX
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