Every corner of the state, from the high desert of West Texas to the harsh brushlands of the Rio Grande Valley; from the grassy expanses of the High Plains to the stately pines of East Texas' Big Thicket, is full of incredible conservation stories—tales of success, opportunity and the people who make our work possible. Here are some of those stories.
Stories from the Lone Star State
Take a peek at some of our greatest conservation highlights from 2015.
Your support is integral to preserving our natural heritage and positioning Texas as a global force in conservation.
We've helped protect nearly 100,000 acres of land above the Edwards Aquifer.
On Memorial Day weekend 2015, intense thunderstorms caused unprecedented flooding on the Blanco River.
Together with partners, we've secured a 1,521-acre property in Comal County that represents a trifecta of conservation success for the entire region.
Discover the issues we will actively engage in during the coming legislative session.
Restoring the health of longleaf pine forests is critically important in a state like Texas.
Nature is pretty resilient, but sometimes it needs our help. Learn more about our work to Shamrock Island and the birds that inhabit it.
We've played a key role in the return of paddlefish—one of the oldest surviving fish species in North America —to Big Cypress Bayou and the lake it forms on the Texas-Louisiana border.
Read about one of the largest oyster reef projects in the country, which is happening now in Matagorda Bay, Texas.
Meet some of the Conservancy's finest fire specialists.
Bossy, ill-mannered and sneaky, invasive species are malicious—but delicious.
Dr. Jorge Brenner has developed a web portal and series of tools that will help predict how hurricanes, storm surges and sea level will affect our cities and coastal habitats in the future.
Watch as newbie and veteran birders ride through marshes at 4:00 a.m., encounter alligators and search for elusive bird species in a day of citizen science at the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count at Mad Island Preserve.
Texas' population is set to double to nearly 50 million people by 2060, but our water supplies will decrease by 10 percent. How are we protecting clean, reliable water for our state?
Read about five of the iconic places in and around Austin that the Conservancy protects and take an interactive quiz to find out how well you really know this “weird” city.
Statewide fire program protects people and improves habitat for wildlife. Read more
The Conservancy helps protect public lands like Enchanted Rock and Big Bend. Read more
Read more about the birds, bats and butterflies that call Texas home during their migratory path.