Conservation Easements:

Publication: Conservation Easements, A Guide for Texas Landowners
Texas Land Trust Council

Habitat Management:

Prescribed Fire Regimes
Native seed providers:
Native American Seed
Bamert Seed Company
Douglass King Seed


Texas Natural Resources Information System
USDA's Geospacial Data Gateway
Google Earth
United States Geological Survey's EROS Center

Herbicide/Licensed Providers:

The following agencies can assist with herbicide licensing and training.

Texas Department of Agriculture
Natural Resource Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Bird Forestry (in East Texas, also does large tree plantings)

Nonregulated herbicides such as glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup), used for control of herbaceous plants (kills bermudagrass and bahiagrass at an adequate rate) and remedy (used for control of woody plants) can usually be purchased at your local coop or feed store.

Management Plans:

Management plans can be provided by visiting with your county TPWD biologist

Technical/Financial Assistance:

Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Find contacts for the FSA/NRCS offices and information about Farm Bill Programs (EQIP, WHIP, CRP, etc) in your area.

Tax Valuations for Wildlife:

Visit your county appraisal district about the qualifications for a wildlife tax valuation. This program provides greater flexibility for habitat management in some situations. You will be required to fill out a TPWD wildlife management plan and provide an annual report to your county office.

Technical Expertise/Training:

Biologists by county/region
Fire training and specialists


Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRCS offices throughout the state have contact information for heavy equipment operators, fencing crews and contractors, and more
Bird Forestry Services

Herbicide Training and certification

Texas Department of Agriculture
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Wildlife Management Associations and Cooperatives

Wildlife Habitat Federation
Texas Organization of Wildlife Management Associations


Law Enforcement and Operation Game Thief
TCE quail page
Texas Land Trust Council
The Nature Conservancy of Texas
Ducks Unlimited
National Wild Turkey Federation
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Texas Forest Service
USDA Forest Service
US Fish and Wildlife Service (inquire about their partners program)

Willing your property

Please contact Shari Kolding

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