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Repurpose with Purpose – Interview with Southwest Airlines

October 28, 2019

“It’s as much about doing the right thing as it is about being good environmental stewards.”   What is your name and role at Southwest Airlines? Megan Lee, Senior Manager of Community Outreach. At Southwest Airlines, we believe that Community Outreach is about connecting People and championing community. Guided by the pillars of loving People,Read More

5 Ways You Can be A Successful Texas Land and Wildlife Steward

October 4, 2019

Written by Matt Wagner, Project Development, Texan by Nature With over 95% of the land in the state of Texas being privately owned, it is imperative for landowners to be educated on how to properly care for the natural resources that they have in their own backyards. In order to ensure a prosperous future forRead More

5 Ways to Be a Land Steward in an Urban Setting

September 23, 2019

Written by Amy Snelgrove, Data and Project Manager, Texan by Nature Our rural landscapes provide more than great scenery as we roam across Texas.  Farms, ranches, and forests—rural working lands—produce our food and fiber, and safeguard our clean water, air, and wildlife habitat.  When you begin to see the land for what it produces andRead More

A Legacy of Conservation – A Conversation with Regan Gammon

September 11, 2019

TxN: Where did you grow up and what is your favorite memory from your childhood? Regan: I grew up in Midland, Texas. My favorite memories of Midland revolve around the easy-going feel of the West Texas town and the beautiful stars that were painted across the dark night sky from horizon to horizon. The desert’sRead More

5 Ways to Help Bats

September 6, 2019

Written by Abbey Mesler, Programs Intern, Texan by Nature If we didn’t have bats, the world would be a different place. There are more than 1,390 species of bats around the world that fill important roles in their ecosystems. They eat insects, and control pests, their guano makes a great fertilizer, they disperse seeds, and theyRead More

5 Ways to Improve Northern Bobwhite Habitat

August 30, 2019

Written by Kaleb Ward, Programs Intern, Texan by Nature Northern Bobwhite Quail are a staple native wildlife species in Texas, but their habitats are being degraded and destroyed at an alarming rate, and with habitat reduction comes a massive decline in overall population numbers.  With so many native grassland habitats being converted into agricultural fieldsRead More

What Makes Me Texan by Nature – Abbey Mesler

August 29, 2019

I have called Texas my home since I was three years old. I grew up in Katy, Texas just outside of Houston. While I was in elementary school, I was involved in a YMCA father-daughter program called Adventure Princesses. This program included many activities and adventures; however, my fondest memories are of the camp outsRead More

What Makes Me Texan by Nature – Kaleb Ward

August 29, 2019

Born and raised in the West Texas desert oil town of Odessa, state pride was instilled in me from an early age. There are few things bigger in Texas than our football, and being a graduate from the world famous Permian High School, I can tell you that West Texas football is an entirely differentRead More

5 Ways to Help Save Our Ocean

August 9, 2019

Written by Missy Almgren, Programs Intern, Texan by Nature Our earth depends on the ocean to survive. The ocean contains the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. It makes up 70% of the surface of our planet and provides 50-70% of the oxygen we breathe. For many, the oceanRead More

5 Ways to Keep Your Labels Green

August 2, 2019

Written by Austin Sankey, Programs Intern, Texan by Nature With dozens of labels and certifications on our food and products nowadays, it can be all too easy to become overwhelmed and overlook those that make a meaningful effort to responsibly conserve our greatest resources. Out of the hundreds of options you have on your routineRead More