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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Hill Country Conservancy

Contact: Frank Davis

Phone: (512) 328-2481

Email: info@hillcountryconservancy.org

Website: www.hillcountryconservancy.org

Mission: Hill Country Conservancy preserves vital natural resources through conservation, community collaboration and engagement to sustain our region now and forever.

Counties Served: Travis, Hays, Blanco, Burnet, Llano, Mason

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Hill Country Land Trust

Phone: (830) 997-0027

Email: office@hillcountrylandtrust.org

Website: www.hillcountrylandtrust.org

Mission: Hill Country Land Trust is a non-profit organization that focuses on the protection and stewardship of land through the holding of conservation easements in partnership with private landowners. Our target area is the Texas Hill Country, a region in Central Texas featuring rugged hills, limestone bedded rivers, and streams at the juncture of 4 eco-regions in Texas.

Counties Served: Menard, Kimble, Mason, Llano, Burnet, Blanco, Hays, Comal, Kendall, Gillespie, Bandera, Real, Kerr, Edwards, Schleicher, Sutton, Lampasas, San Saba, and McCulloch

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Cibolo Conservancy

Phone:  (210) 601-4599

Email:  brentevans@cibolo.org

Website: www.ciboloconservancy.org

Mission: Conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Texas Hill Country.

Counties Served: Kendall, Gillespie, Comal, Bandera, Real, and Uvalde

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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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Travis Audubon

Phone: (512) 300-2473

Email: ed@travisaudubon.org

Website: www.travisaudubon.org

Mission: Travis Audubon promotes the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of native birds and their habitats through land conservation, habitat restoration and management, environmental education, and conservation advocacy. We own and manage more than 750 acres of Central Texas habitat and are dedicated to wildlife conservation. 

Counties Served: Travis

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