Through community engagement and state-of-the-art computer modeling, the West Fork San Jacinto Watershed Greenprint blends community priorities with science and research to identify lands with the highest value for voluntary conservation.
River Ranch is located near the town of West Columbia and is an untouched and spectacular natural landscape just 60 miles southeast of Houston.
One of the last large undeveloped tracts on the west end of Galveston Island, the 300 acres of prairie and marsh at McAllis Point offer critical habitat for birds, including sandhill cranes, which nest there from November to March.
In 2004, TPL and the local Pines and Prairies Land Trust protected 302 acres of land including two of the forested, sandstone mesas known as the Yegua Knobbs, creating the largest conservation parcel in either Bastrop or Lee county.
Established in 1968, the San Bernard Refuge is located in the "central flyway," one of four major migratory routes over the continental U.S..
The 400 acres of rolling, oak-dotted prairie surrounding Eagle Mountain Lake, near Fort Worth also features a sandy lakeshore and habitat for white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, raccoons, and migratory birds.
The Trust for Public Land has helped protect more than 2,500 acres of dense woodlands for the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge in Travis County.
Ostermayer Bayou, a 45-acre property on the Texas coast, was a key site on the conservation radar for West Galveston when The Trust for Public Land purchased and protected the land.