The Nature Conservancy believes that no matter what the conservation challenge, people form the core of the solution. Our work is made possible by strong partnerships built on trust, commitment and mutual respect. Our partners include staff, members, volunteers and landowners working to be the best possible stewards of their land. Each has a story worth sharing.
"Texas is neither southern nor western. Texas is Texas."
— Sen. William Arvis "Dollar Bill" Blakely
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 dense with incredible conservation stories—tales of success, of opportunity and of the people who make our work possible. Here are some of those stories.
Photography professor Jerod Foster recently took his students out to the Conservancy's Dolan Falls and Independence Creek preserves. Check out images from their trip and read Jerod's tips for becoming a better nature photographer.
Hailing from San Antonio, Malou Flato recently spent time volunteering for the Conservancy in Austin. From pulling fences to meeting with landowners to advising the Conservancy about our Facebook page, Malou covered a lot of territory and managed to have fun in the process!
A Q&A with Dr. Jorge Brenner, Nature Conservancy scientist and member of the National Academy of Sciences committee studying the effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
A family tradition is born.
Overseeing a range of preserves and conservation projects benefiting the Texas coast.
Helping Texas landowners protect our most important natural resources.
When the wild called, he answered.
Creating architecture that marries sustainability, beauty and function.
Promoting smart urban growth and designing buildings that work with, not against, the natural environment.
Farming along the Texas Gulf Coast with wildlife and conservation in mind.