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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Stewards of the Wild

Fort Worth Chapter

Stewards of the Wild is a young professionals program supporting the mission of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation by equipping Texans aged 21 to 45 to actively participate in the conservation of wild things and wild places by providing education, networking, and outdoor experiences.

Become a Steward of the Wild today and ensure that current and future generations can enjoy, explore, and be inspired by the wild things and wild places of Texas.

Join the Fort Worth Chapter

Advisory Council


Robbie Fitzgerald and Vic Meyer


Katie Shipman and Joel Rhodes


Michael Philpott, John Closuit, Allen Frierson, Tanner Oberzan and Breck Ray


JP Howell, Ross Moncrief, and Chilton McKnight


John Farrell, Walker Kelly, Chip Caraway, and Mary Frances Cargile


Pete Van Amburgh, Chris Mahaffey, and Jarratt Watkins

Immediate Past Chairs

Michael Philpott and Kaitlyn Lowes
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Upcoming Events

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Fort Worth Chapter Annual Sponsor:

Pegasus Resources is focused on acquiring mineral and royalty interests in proven oil and gas resource plays, specifically the Permian Basin. The management team at Pegasus consists of proven leaders in the energy business with multidisciplinary backgrounds. At the core of it all, they are a homegrown, Texas company. They have deep roots in their hometown of Fort Worth, as well as in West Texas where they often work. At Pegasus, they understand that relationships are the core of their business. No matter how big or small the acquisition, they pride ourselves on always acting with integrity, honesty and transparency. That is the Pegasus way.