Growing Up Texan – An Interview with Eva Vaughn

February 16, 2020

At Texan by Nature, we collaborate with like-minded individuals who care about our state’s people, prosperity, and natural resources. Get to know one of our social ambassadors, Eva Vaughn, in this interview about her background in conservation and love for Texas! TxN: Where did you grow up and what is your favorite memory from yourRead More

5 Ways to Make Your Diet More Sustainable

February 12, 2020

Written by Abbey Mesler, Programs Intern, Texan by Nature Food production accounts for 30% of global greenhouse gases, 70% of freshwater use, and 40% of land use. At Texan by Nature, we recognize the impact that every single person can make. This is the #TxN5WayFriday series, providing weekly insight on being Texan by Nature. Here are 5Read More

A Texas Master Naturalist Chapter’s Efforts to Protect Dark Skies

January 29, 2020

Blog content and photos provided by Ellen Weinacht and John Kennedy Tierra Grande Master Naturalists (TGMN) and defenders of the night sky gathered on January 18 and 19 for a fun weekend of practical education and advanced training as part of the Dark Skies Initiative led by Bill Wren of the McDonald Observatory. The TGMNRead More

5 Ways to Make Your Backyard Wildlife Friendly

January 16, 2020

Written by Kaleb Ward, Programs Intern, Texan by Nature As people become more conservation-minded they tend to want to try everything they can do in order to lessen their footprint. Whether this is through adopting a more sustainable lifestyle or diving right into habitat restoration efforts, progress can be made in efforts both large andRead More

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ROCing Results Presentations & Q+A – 2019 CW Summit

January 9, 2020

Measuring and reporting the results of conservation can be hard. Using a Return on Conservation framework that works can be a profitable competitive advantage. Watch the ROCing Results presentations below from the 2019 Conservation Wrangler Summit. Measuring and Evaluating Natural Resource Metrics Holly Bamford, Ph.D., Chief Conservation Officer at National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, presentedRead More

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Futureproof Presentations & Q+A – 2019 CW Summit

January 9, 2020

Texas’ population is expected to grow 60% by 2050. Innovating and planning to best utilize and provide access to resources offers a sustainable advantage for our future. Watch the presentations below from the Futureproof panel at our 2019 Conservation Wrangler Summit. Health and Nature Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB, Chief Wellness Officer, Texas A&M University, presentedRead More

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Treasure from Trash Presentations & Q+A – 2019 CW Summit

January 9, 2020

Resources come in many forms – including some that are headed for a landfill. Collaborating to utilize resources can create healthy habitats, recreation opportunities, cost savings, and even mitigate storm risks! Learn more in our Treasure from Trash panel below with their presentations from the 2019 Conservation Wrangler Summit. 2019 Conservation Wrangler – Oyster ShellRead More

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This Land is Our Land Presentations & Q+A – 2019 CW Summit

January 9, 2020

95% of Texas is privately owned. Innovating to achieve broad and enduring conservation practices is key to our health, food systems, recreation opportunities, and sustained economy. Watch the This Land is Our Land panel below at the 2019 Conservation Wrangler Summit. Texas Land & Demographic Trends Neal Wilkins, President and CEO, East Foundation & ChairmanRead More

Conservation Education – A Conversation with Baylor University’s Office of Sustainability

December 20, 2019

We sat down with Baylor University’s Director of Sustainability and Special Projects, Smith Getterman, to discuss conservation at the collegiate level and sustainability in the Lone Star State. TxN: What is your name and role at Baylor University? Getterman: Smith Getterman, Director of Sustainability and Special Projects TxN: What does Baylor University do and what is BaylorRead More

5 Ways to Have a Holly, Jolly, and Green Holiday Season

December 13, 2019

Written by Meagan Doyle, Social Media & Marketing Intern, Texan by Nature During the holiday season, Americans become more wasteful than the rest of the year, throwing away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Check out these five ways to go green while celebrating your favorite time of year! 1. ConsiderRead More