The face of Texas has changed over the past 25 years, as our population continues to shift from rural to urban and becomes increasingly diverse. TPWF strives to engage all Texans in the enjoyment of the outdoors and in a commitment to the future of the wild things and wild places of our state.

Nurturing the next generation of conservation leaders is the goal of Stewards of the Wild, TPWF’s young professionals program. With chapters in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Midland and Tyler, the program is now the largest of its kind in the state. Stewards of the Wild members are connecting with their peers, learning about critical conservation issues, and helping to build a community of shared love for Texas’ lands, waters and wildlife.

For more than 30 years, Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Toyota ShareLunker Program has partnered with anglers to enhance bass fishing in Texas. The program encourages anglers who have caught trophy-sized largemouth bass to share their catch with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The big fish are spawned, and lunker offspring are then used for brood stock for future fish stocking efforts. The program is expanding in 2018 to feature more ways for anglers to participate.

TPWF is giving Texans more to love about their state parks. Through a competitive matching grant program with the Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation, state parks across Texas have access to funds for meaningful enhancements and habitat conservation projects. Thanks to this partnership, improvements from butterfly gardens to astronomy equipment are enriching the state park experience for all Texans.

Are you ready to join us?

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

Engagement News

Apache Corporation Partners with Foundation to Cover Pool Repairs at Balmorhea

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There’s some new hope for one of Texas’s most loved and missed swimming spots. Today Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation announced they’re partnering with energy company Apache Corporation to cover…

TPWF and Apache Corporation Partner to Raise $2 million for Balmorhea State Park Pool Repairs

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2018 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Castlen Kennedy 713.296.7189 Castlen.Kennedy@apachecorp.com Apache Corporation announces $1 million challenge grant Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) has…

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

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Phillips 66 Donation Improves Visitor Experience at Sea Center Texas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2018 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org LAKE JACKSON- Thanks to generous donations from Phillips 66, visitors to Sea Center Texas can now enjoy an…

TPWF Launches We Will Not Be Tamed Campaign

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2018 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) is raising awareness and encouraging all Texans to get involved in conserving…

TPWF and TWA Team Up on Young Professionals Partnership

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2017 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) and Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) have teamed up to offer young professionals…

Competitive Grants Enhance State Parks Across Texas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2017 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Thanks to funding provided by the Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation, 17 state parks across Texas will soon…

Phillips 66 Donation Benefits Texas Coastal Conservation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2017 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Thanks to a $75,000 donation from Phillips 66, efforts to conserve a barrier island off the Texas coast…

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Lady Bird Johnson