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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Celebrating 28 Years of Private Land Stewardship

Lone Star Land Steward Awards

Thursday, May 23, 2024 | Hyatt Regency Austin

The Lone Star Land Steward Awards recognize and honor private landowners for their accomplishments in habitat management and wildlife conservation.

Lone Star Land Steward Awards recognizes private landowners in Texas for their exemplary contributions to land, water, and wildlife stewardship. With 95% of the land in Texas under private ownership, the conservation and stewardship efforts of landowners are of vital importance to all Texans.  We believe that celebrating the proud legacy, culture, and heritage of stewardship in our state is of equal importance.

Funding from the Lone Star Land Steward Awards supports TPWD’s Private Lands Program. This program enables TPWD field staff and partners to strategically apply habitat conservation on private lands making a real and lasting impact on the conservation of Texas’ lands, waters, and wildlife.

  • Learn more about the Lone Star Land Steward Awards program here.
  • Learn more about Underwriting Opportunities here.
  • Access the online Underwriting form here.
  • See details about the 2023 Lone Star Land Steward Awards here.

Leopold Conservation Award for Texas Presented by Sand County Foundation

2024 Underwriters

Presenting Underwriter

Platinum Underwriters

Mary and Mike Terry

Gold Underwriters

Pamela and Michael Reese

Silver Underwriters

Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Evans Jr.

Blair & Joseph Fitzsimons

Ruthie Russell

Bronze Underwriters

Birdwell & Clark Ranch
The Brown Ranch
Colorado River Land Trust
East Foundation
Glen & Heidi Couchman
Danny & Shirly Butler
Dorothy Drummer & Associates
Dunn O’Connor River Ranch
Chris Key
Teresa and Luther King/4k Land & Cattle Company
In Loving Memory of Albert E. Pecore, Pecore Farm Lone Star Land Steward Award, 2016, d. 2019
In Recognition of a Lifetime of Passionate Conservationism Jim Willis, Co-Founder & Trustee Emeritus, Wildlife Habitat Federation
King Land & Water
Bob and Jeanne Latimer
Lower Colorado River Authority
The Nature Conservancy of Texas
Nelson J. Roach
Republic Ranches, LLC
San Antonio River Authority
Sarco Creek Ranch/Milton and Bridey Greeson
Simms Creek WMA
Ellen Temple
Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute
Texas Agricultural Land Trust
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Land Trust Council
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Texas State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation
Texas Wildlife Association
T.L.L. Temple Foundation
TREAD Coalition
Trinity Prairie Co.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
WHF – Wildlife Habitat Federation