Wildlife Management as Agricultural Use for Property Tax Valuation in Texas
By: Larry A. Redmon, State Extension Forage Specialist, College Station; James C. Cathey, Extension Wildlife Specialist, College Station
Texas is known for its natural resources ranging from grasslands in the north, brushlands in the south, the piney woods in the east and the Chihuahuan desert in the west. These open space lands provide aesthetic and economic benefits through ecosystem services like recreation, water supply, carbon sequestration, and nutrient cycling. In order to preserve open space lands and their value to all Texans, qualifying properties may be taxed at a lower rate than other properties, provided that rural lands qualify for one of two types of special appraisal methods.
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