Conservation is our heartbeat. From artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico to pronghorn restoration in the grasslands of West Texas, TPWF is conserving the wild places of Texas— and the wild things that call them home.

Pronghorn, the fastest land animal in the Western Hemisphere, once roamed the Trans-Pecos region more than 17,000 strong. Disease and drought contributed to their precipitous decline, and by 2012, the pronghorn was at risk of disappearing from the Trans-Pecos forever. TPWF is leveraging public funding with private philanthropy to ensure that this unique and iconic animal will continue to roam the desert grasslands of West Texas for generations to come.

In Gulf of Mexico waters near Port O’Connor, the future of coastal fishing and diving is bright. The Keeping it Wild and Shell Oil artificial reefs are located in a 381-acre area just six miles offshore. The new reefs are improving the nearshore marine environment while increasing angler and diver access to the resources they love. Hundreds of thousands of anglers and divers travel offshore each year for the recreational opportunities the reefs create.

TPWF is also working to restore what was once a sea of grassland across the state. Grassland habitat is the most threatened habitat type in North America, and here in Texas it is home to some of Texas’ most iconic species, including quail and monarch butterflies. Fortunately, TPWF supports the Grassland Restoration Incentive Program, which provides funding for private landowners to engage in grassland habitat restoration.

Are you ready to join us?

Together, we can ensure the vitality of our lands, waters, and wildlife for the benefit of all Texans.

Conservation News

South Texas fly fishing icon partners with airboaters, earns ambassador nod for conservation

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Safari Club International Foundation Donation Benefits Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2017 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Safari Club International Foundation has made a $55,000 donation to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) for the…

Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation Gets $290K Conservation Innovation Grant

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Conservation Innovation Grant Awarded to Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2017 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) has been recognized for its innovative approach to conservation by the USDA…

New Artificial Reefs to Attract Fish, Anglers and Divers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2017 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Editors note: Photo and video available. You can also watch the video through the TPWF video player. Two…

Artificial Reefs Off Texas Coast Seen As Boon To Marine Life

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ARTIFICIAL REEFS OFF TEXAS COAST SEEN AS BOON TO MARINE LIFE May 16, 2017 PORT O’CONNOR, Texas (AP) — Crews working six miles off the Texas coast have placed 700…

Dow Donation to Help Restore Native Prairie at Powderhorn Ranch

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 3, 2016 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) is partnering with Dow AgroSciences to continue efforts to restore the native…

Artificial Reef To Benefit Habitat, Anglers

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BY SARA SNEATH June 13, 2016 The largest artificial reef ever built in Texas waters will be placed 6 miles off the coast from the Port O’Connor jetties in 2017.…

“Through Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, we are taking the children from the city and showing them the outdoors. We need to continue on this course of taking our children by the hand and leading them away from the buildings and pavement of the city and out to the parks and the outdoors where they can learn something new and different and be part of a bigger world.”

Perry R. Bass