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

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

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Apache announces additional $1 million endowment at Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 24, 2019 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Castlen Kennedy 713.296.7276 castlen.kennedy@apachecorp.com…

Wild Film Tour Coming to 14 Texas Cities Jan. 15 – March 1

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 9, 2019 Media contact: Hillary Pierce 252.617.0327 hillary@wildfilmtour.com The 2019 Wild Texas Film Tour is coming to 14 Texas cities over the next couple of months.…

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Appeals to Texans for Final Push for Balmorhea Pool Repair

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$625,000 raised or pledged so far toward the $1 million challenge grant   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 13, 2018 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org   Texas Parks and Wildlife…

Saulsbury Donates $100,000 to Texas Park and Wildlife Foundation’s Fund to Repair Pool at Balmorhea State Park

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Fund established to repair spring-fed pool following structural collapse in early 2018 ODESSA, TEXAS– Dec. 06, 2018 – Saulsbury has announced a donation of $100,000 to the Texas Park and…

Competitive Park Grants Enhance State Parks Across Texas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 27, 2018 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 lsaldana@tpwf.org Thanks to funding provided by the Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation, 12 state parks across Texas will soon…

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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“My heart found its home long ago in the beauty, mystery, order and disorder of the flowering earth. I wanted future generations to be able to savor what I had all my life.”

Lady Bird Johnson