Wetlands Assistance Guide for Landowners
By: Jeff Raasch, Robert W. Spain, Larry D. McKinney, and Andrew Sansom
The State recognizes that private landowners are stewards of a natural resource in which many of the benefits are accrued to the public. Ninety-seven percent of Texas’ land is privately owned and managed, and as such, management decisions on these lands are made by private landowners. Because economics often dictate what these management strategies will be, the Wetlands Assistance Guide for Landowners was developed as a comprehensive guide to federal, state, and private programs offering technical and/or financial assistance to private wetland owners within the State of Texas. The programs are designed to enhance, create, and conserve wetlands in Texas in exchange for technical, financial, and educational assistance to private landowners.
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