The Buffer Lands Program is a competitive grant program established by Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. The program contributes matching funds to establish conservation easements adjacent to or near existing state parks, state natural areas, wildlife management areas or Texas Parks and Wildlife conservation projects focused on high-priority wildlife species.
To be considered for funding, land trusts must be accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission and fill out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s Buffer Lands Program application. Applicants are required to provide up to a 50% match for approved acquisition expenses. Grant funds will be awarded prior to closing, but will only be disbursed to the accredited land trust upon successful completion and legal closing of the project.
To learn more about the program, selection criteria and more, please see the program application.