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
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.
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.
After a significant amount of hard work and compromise, lawmakers finalized water legislation that will endure for decades
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?
We’re in the middle of the worst year-long drought in Texas’ history, and its impacts have been extreme, from instigating major economic losses to fueling firestorms across the state. How have these wildfires impacted our tree farms?
Check out some of our favorite eco-friendly music acts, all of whom have graced a stage at ACL during its 10-year run.
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.
When wildfires spread across West Texas, the Conservancy's fire team went into action. Read more
Statewide fire program protects people and improves habitat for wildlife. Read more
Two Texas oyster reef restoration projects are serving as Gulf models. Read more
A family tradition is born. Read more
From Austin to West Texas and back. 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.