Unique Places to Save

 

Contact: Michael Scisco

Phone: (505) 603-3636

Email: mscisco@uniqueplacestosave.org

Website: www.uniqueplacestosave.org

Mission: Our mission is to conserve our waters, wetlands and habitats through the protection and stewardship of mitigation areas. Unique Places to Save has a specific program dedicated to holding conservation easements over mitigation projects, whether stream, wetland, endangered species or other types of mitigation scenarios (www.uniqueplacesmitigation.org). We coordinate with private mitigation companies, landowners, investors and regulators to ensure mitigation projects are properly stewarded and include resources for long term management and maintenance.

Counties Served: Statewide

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The Trust for Public Land

Contact: Robert Kent

Phone: (850) 222-7911 x23

Email: robert.kent@tpl.org

Website: www.tpl.org/our-work/texas

Mission: At The Trust for Public Land, we create parks and protect land for people – for you – ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. We believe our work should span cities to wilderness. Protecting the iconic beauty of Texas is the only way to ensure continued enjoyment of the state’s incredible natural places. We’re working in strategic locations around the state where we know we can use our national strategies and processes to make the most impact for the future of Texans.

Counties Served: Statewide

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San Marcos River Foundation

Phone: (512) 353-4628

Email: virginia@sanmarcosriver.org

Website: www.hillcountrylandtrust.org

Mission: The San Marcos River Foundation was established in 1985 to protect public access and preserve the San Marcos River, focusing on protecting the flow from aquifer-fed springs,improving the water quality and protecting the beauty of the area with parks and annual clean-ups. The River Foundation is currently proceeding with major land conservation projects in the aquifer recharge zones around the headwaters to ensure the river flows clear in the future.

Counties Served: Hays, Caldwell

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Audubon Texas

Contact: Romey Swanson, Director of Conservation Strategy

Phone: (512) 667-8124

Email: rswanson@audubon.org

Website: www.txaudubon.org

Mission: Audubon Texas is the state branch of the National Audubon Society, dedicated for over 100 years to conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, chapters, Audubon centers, state offices, and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it.

Counties Served: Statewide

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Texas Cave Management Association

Email: membership@tcmacaves.org

Website: www.tcmacaves.org

Mission: TCMA exists to acquire, conserve and manage caves, and to promote research and education regarding caves and karst while providing responsible access to our preserves.

Counties Served: Statewide

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Katy Prairie Conservancy

Contact: Mary Anne Piacentini

Phone: (713) 523-6135

Email: info@katyprairie.org 

Website: www.katyprairie.org

Mission: The Katy Prairie Conservancy works to protect greenspace for its conservation and recreational benefits, enhance wildlife habitat, restore tallgrass prairie and wetlands, sponsor scientific research, and offer public programming and activities to introduce the general and school-aged public to the sights and sounds of the prairie.

Counties Served: Harris, Waller, Ft. Bend, Wharton, Brazoria, Colorado, Austin, Matagorda and Jackson

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Pines and Prairies Land Trust

Contact: Melanie Pavlas

Phone: (512) 308-1911

Email: info@pplt.org

Website: www.pplt.org

Mission: To protect open space through land conservation, stewardship and community engagement.

Counties Served: Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee and Travis

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Upper Trinity Conservation Trust

Phone: (972) 219-1228

Email: jpierce@utrwd.com

Website: www.utct.org

Mission:  Protecting natural features in the riparian zone along creeks and streams, helping to safeguard the quality of the water we drink, the air we breathe and the food we eat – – right where we live.

Counties Served:  Denton, Collin, Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Wise, Montague

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The Conservation Fund

Phone: (512) 477-1712

Email: ajones@conservationfund.org

Website: www.conservationfund.org

Mission: Protecting valuable, conservable land is essential to America’s environmental health and economic vitality.  The Conservation Fund’s land conservation efforts make it possible for conservationists, community leaders, land trusts and government to swiftly and efficiently safeguard these properties for wildlife, recreation, historic significance or to help balance our built environment.

Counties Served: Statewide

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Colorado River Land Trust

Phone: 512-730-5160

Email: info@ColoradoRiverLandTrust.org

Website: www.ColoradoRiverLandTrust.org

Mission: The mission of the Colorado River Land Trust (CRLT) is to work in partnership with landowners to conserve and protect land and water resources for future generations. CRLT works to protect the wide open spaces, abundant wildlife, agriculture, and heritage of Texas by working cooperatively with landowners to promote voluntary land conservation. From the high plains in west Texas and New Mexico, to the productive farmland near the coast, and emptying into the Gulf of Mexico, the Colorado River is critical to a diverse array of cities, industries, wildlife and more.

Counties Served: Andrews, Blanco, Borden, Brazoria, Brown, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Colorado, Comanche, Concho, Crockett, Dawson, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Fayette, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Hays, Hockley, Howard, Irion, Jackson, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, Lynn, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, McCulloch, Menard, Midland, Mills, Mitchell, Nolan, Reagan, Real, Runnels, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Sterling, Sutton, Taylor, Terry, Tom, Green, Travis, Upton, Wharton, Williamson, Yoakum

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