Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has established a competitive grant program, the Buffer Lands Program, to contribute matching funds to accredited land trusts for costs incurred in the establishment of conservation easements adjacent to or in close proximity to existing Texas State Parks, State Natural Areas, Wildlife Management Areas or Texas Parks and Wildlife projects focused on the restoration or conservation of 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 dispersed 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.