Taking Care of Texas

Our vision is that Texas will be the state best known for practical, scientific, and citizen-led innovations in conservation.

We balance a passion for safeguarding natural resources with respect for private property interests. With nearly 95 percent of Texas land privately owned, it is vital to forge strong relationships between natural resource users and conservation experts. By leveraging expertise, relationships, and proven practices, we empower Texans to achieve their own conservation success. We support collaborative conservation in the following ways:

  • Communicate the value of safeguarding our natural resources and the ways to do it in rural and urban settings and emphasize that conservation is consistent with Texas tradition.
  • Catalyze successful conservation based on proven practices, turning challenges into opportunities that produce measurable outcomes with mutually beneficial conservation and economic results.
  • Connect natural resource users, science-based conservation experts, and private industry supporters so they can implement practical, innovative solutions that not only solve a problem but also lay the groundwork for continuing partnerships.

Program Manager:
Whitney Marion, whitney@takingcareoftexas.org

Contact Taking Care of Texas

Erin Franz
Executive Director
3500 Jefferson St
Suite 301
Austin, Texas  78731
Phone: 512-284-7482
Fax: 512-382-1673


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Texas

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