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
Using a $14 million gift from BHP Billiton, we've created The Sustainable Rivers and Forests Initiative, to help realize large-scale conservation success in Texas and Arkansas.
We've helped protect more than 100,000 acres of land above the Edwards Aquifer.
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.
Nature is pretty resilient, but sometimes it needs our help. Learn more about our work to Shamrock Island and the birds that inhabit it.
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.
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.
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.
Read more about the birds, bats and butterflies that call Texas home during their migratory path.