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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Stewards of the Wild

Keeping Texas Wild

TPWF's conservation leadership program equips emerging leaders with opportunities to actively participate in the stewardship of Texas's wild things and wild places by providing education, networking, and outdoor experiences.

Stewards of the Wild Mentored Fishing Trip on Powderhorn Ranch.

About the Program

Our Stewards of the Wild Program nurtures the next generation of conservation leaders, ensuring our work will continue. With member-led chapters across the state, the program gives young conservation leaders from diverse backgrounds opportunities to participate in outdoor experiences throughout Texas. More than a recreational experience, this program allows young adults to actively participate in the conservation of our wild things and wild places.

Stewards of the Wild experiences include camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. These are educational opportunities intended to increase exposure to Texas’ proud outdoor traditions for rising generations of Texans. Stewards of the Wild also offers opportunities for young leaders to interact with conservation professionals to see the real-world work being done on the ground all across Texas.

Stewards of the Wild members who are first-time or novice hunters or fishermen have the opportunity to participate in mentored hunts and fishing trips throughout the year. It’s an unforgettable experience where members can celebrate our hunting heritage and learn how to process and cook wild game.

At a Glance

8 Chapters

across the state

21-45 Year Old

outdoor enthusiasts




Become a Steward of the Wild

Join a local chapter or become a statewide member and ensure that current and future generations can enjoy, explore, and be inspired by the wild things and wild places of Texas.

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