Extension Program Specialist II, Texas Water Resources Institute
As Extension program specialist II, Nikki Dictson has been with the institute since September 2012 conducting watershed planning projects and trainings, as well as water quality and riparian education for the institute. She has been on the planning team, a facilitator and instructor for the Watershed Planning Short Course, associated trainings and roundtables. She also works on the Lake O’ the Pines TMDL Update project, coordinates the Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Educational Program and represents TWRI on committees and planning teams.
Dictson has worked for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service since 2002 beginning in the Rangeland, Ecology and Management Department for three years, and the next seven years with the Soil and Crop Sciences Unit of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. As part of Soil and Crop Sciences, she coordinated the Plum Creek Watershed Protection Plan, developed many educational publications and outreach programs, and was on the team conducting the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Protection Plan and the Texas Watershed Steward educational program. During 2000 through 2002, Dictson was a natural resource consultant/fisheries biologist at Steward and Associates in the Seattle, Washington area.
She received her bachelor of science, a double major, in wildlife science and fisheries science at New Mexico State University and her master of science in wildlife and fisheries science at Texas A&M University.