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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

The face of Texas has changed over the past 30 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

TPWF is raising funds to bring Palo Pinto Mountains State Park to life and open the first new state park in North Texas in 25 years. Palo Pinto Mountains State Park is located on 4,871 acres of scenic, undeveloped land approximately 75 miles west of Fort Worth. With incredible recreational opportunities and ample open space, the new park will be a beloved outdoor destination for many generations to come.

Nurturing the next generation of conservation leaders is the goal of Stewards of the Wild, TPWF’s young professionals program. With chapters across the state, the program provides opportunities for future conservation leaders from diverse backgrounds to participate in outdoor experiences such as camping, hiking, fishing and hunting; increase knowledge about public land access; interact with conservation professionals; and actively participate in the conservation of our wild things and wild places.

For more than 35 years, Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Toyota ShareLunker Program has partnered with anglers to enhance bass fishing in Texas by encouraging anglers who have caught trophy-sized largemouth bass to share their catch with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The fish are spawned, and lunker offspring are used for brood stock for future fish stocking efforts.


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

“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