For more than a century, Texas Game Wardens have watched over the lands, waters, wildlife and people of Texas. And in times of natural disaster, they are on the front lines saving lives. Texas Game Wardens are widely recognized as the best trained corps of conservation officers in the nation, and TPWF supports efforts to advance their capabilities.

Game wardens undergo the most rigorous training of any peace officer in Texas. TPWF has played a critical role in raising private funds for the Texas Game Warden Training Center. This training facility represents the beginning, middle, and end of every game warden’s career, serving as their initiation into the culture of service and excellence that is expected and that the citizens of Texas deserve.

Enhancing Texas Game Warden’s capabilities is a priority for TPWF. A highly successful K-9 Unit was established in 2013, thanks to TPWF support. TPWF continues to support the unit by adding new K-9s and purchasing specialty equipment over and above standard-issue gear. Texas’ canine wardens work all hours, in all seasons, and don’t stop until the job is done.

Texas Game Wardens lead the way in search and rescue operations and render aid during hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wildfires. TPWF supports highly specialized game warden search and rescue teams, providing essential training and specialty items like dive helmets and sonar that allow them to perform their duties as safely and effectively as possible. During Hurricane Harvey, Texas Game Wardens rescued more than 10,000 people from dangerous floodwaters.

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

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Gear Up for Game Wardens aims to support Texas Game Wardens

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2017 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) has launched a new program and website to help Texas Game Wardens…

George Bristol Texas Parks Leadership Fund Established at Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 4, 2016 Media contact: Lydia Saldaña 817.851.5729 Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship fund to benefit…

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s 2014 Annual Report Now Available Online

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s 2014 annual report is now available online During 2014, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation invested $19 million in conservation projects across the state. Click here…

CCA Texas funds two game warden law enforcement internships

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“Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher ‘standard of living’ is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free.”

Aldo Leopold