Texas Parks and Wildlife Department


To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.


In fulfilling our mission, we will:

  • Be a recognized national leader in implementing effective natural resources conservation and outdoor recreational programs;
  • Serve the state of Texas, its citizens, and our employees with the highest standards of service, professionalism, fairness, courtesy, and respect;
  • Rely on the best available science to guide our conservation decisions;
  • Responsibly manage agency finances and appropriations to ensure the most efficient and effective use of tax-payer and user fee resources;
  • Attract and retain the best, brightest, and most talented workforce to successfully execute our mission.


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Contact Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

4200 Smith School Road
Austin, Texas  78744
Phone: (512) 389-4800
Toll Free: (800) 792-1112


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6 Introductory articles were found for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

A Guide for Wildlife Management Associations and Co-ops


This booklet is the result of more than 30 years of study, hard work and cooperation among private landowners and wildlife biologists. These “natural partners” have been working together for the benefit of wildlife since 1972, when the Texas Private Lands and Habitat Enhancement Program was conceived. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department provides technical guidance to private landowners with the proven belief that together we can succeed in managing and conserving habitat for the benefit of wildlife. We welcome you to join us in “Making Tracts for Texas Wildlife.”

This publication will address many of the basic considerations associated with the needs of landowners and provide some solid direction for the development of WMAs. These guidelines were developed by the Department for the purpose of fostering development of WMAs.


Lesser Prairie-Chicken Wildlife Management Plan


The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) provides free technical assistance to landowners and land
managers interested in wildlife management through the private lands enhancement program. Local biologists
work with landowners to develop and then meet the wildlife management goals and objectives for all species of
landowner interest on a given property.


Management Recommendations for Native Insect Pollinators in Texas


In Texas, as in most of the world, insects serve as the primary pollinators of the majority of native plants and are the most important pollinators of agricultural crops. As discussed in this document, some insect groups are more efficient and effective pollinators than others. These species are ideal focal targets to support overall native pollinator diversity. Implementation of practices to enhance pollinator habitat will also benefit a great number of species dependent upon diverse native plant communities.


Prescribed Burning Associations



Texas Monarch and Native Pollinator Conservation Plan


The Texas Monarch and Native Pollinator Conservation Plan acknowledges Texas’ unique contribution to the long-term persistence of the North American monarch migration and TPWD’s leading role in the conservation of SGCN in Texas. This plan outlines actions that will contribute to monarch and overall native pollinator conservation in Texas by highlighting four broad categories of monarch and native pollinator conservation: habitat conservation, education and outreach, research and monitoring, and partnerships. This conservation plan details specific actions associated with each of these categories by TPWD and other stakeholders. TPWD will continue to develop this plan as new stakeholders are identified and become engaged in this collaboration.


TPWD's Recommendations for Lesser Prairie-Chicken Voluntary Conservation and Mitigation for Development


The objective of this report is to outline strategies and programs aimed at stabilizing declining lesser prairie-chicken populations and at mitigating impacts of habitat loss and degradation from development projects, such as wind energy and transmission lines.

Related Success Stories for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Binational Ocelot Recovery Project
Conservation agencies, organizations and foundations in Texas and Tamaulipas, Mexico team up with landowners to save the endangered ocelot through incentives-based stewardship.

Bob Long Safe Harbor
Recovery of the Houston toad by providing safe harbor assurances and incentives to private landowners for their participation in habitat restoration and enhancement

Central Texas Sustainability Partnership
Conflict over habitat for two endangered species resulted in a diverse working group able to address the needs of both the species and affected landowners.

Houston Toad Recovery
Recovery of the Houston toad by providing safe harbor assurances and incentives to private landowners for their participation in habitat restoration and enhancement.

Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels
Inter-agency coordination effort restores key commercial navigation channel, using dredged materials to create two islands and over 4,000 acres of wetlands in Galveston bay.

Marsh Terracing Project
The project incorporated marsh terracing to restore fishery habitat and to test the cost effectiveness of this new restoration technique.

Salt Cedar Brush Management
Texas Landowners with federal cost-share funds are eradicating Salt Cedar in sections of the Canadian River to increase flow and benefit listed fish species.

Texas Master Naturalist Program
Master Naturalist volunteers provide education, outreach and service dedicated to beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.