Bayou Land Conservancy

Bayou Land Conservancy is a community-sponsored land preservation organization working with willing landowners to permanently protect land in the greater Houston region. We preserve river and bayou corridors, other properties with significant wildlife habitat value and places where family recreation can occur in harmony with nature. Our "No Child Left Inside" education program connects tomorrow's conservation leaders with nature today.

Bayou Land Conservancy is the Houston region's leading conservation easement holder, protecting more than 11,000 acres of land in the surrounding area. We are proud to be one of the most successful land conservation organizations in the state of Texas.

The organization was formed in 1996 as an offshoot of the Bayou Preservation Association, a Houston group dedicated to protecting the bayou systems of Houston. To better protect the bayous, and the water quality that flows into them, Bayou Lands (yes, plural) Conservancy was born to directly protect the floodplain green spaces surrounding these bayous. For a brief time, the organization was known as S.E. Texas Conservancy, and then 12 years ago, changed the name to Legacy Land Trust.

In 2010, the organization decided to reclaim its original name (deleting the “s” in Lands) and reverted to “Bayou Land Conservancy” on November 1, 2010.  The “new-old” name correctly denotes the work we’ve been doing for 17 years – keeping the land-water connection as our primary motivator for lands we protect, with all conservation easement holdings containing tributaries running adjacent and/or through the lands we help public and private landowners protect.

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Contact Bayou Land Conservancy

Jill Boullion
Executive Director
10330 Lake Rd.
Bldg. J
Houston, Texas  77070
Phone: (281) 576-1634


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Harris County, Texas

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