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Monarch and Pollinator Conservation Initiatives: A Webinar with Ward Laboratories, Inc.

June 4, 2020

Casey France of Ward Laboratories, Inc. and Amy Snelgrove of Texan by Nature joined together to discuss “Monarch and Pollinator Conservation Initiatives” during a live webinar. Over 100 people from across the nation attended the event and participated through a Q+A with Casey and Amy. As pollinator populations continue to face threats, Casey introduces aRead More

Conservation Wrangler Update: Friends of RGV Reef

May 29, 2020

Since the Conservation Wrangler Summit last year, 2019 Conservation Wrangler Friends of RGV Reef (FoRGVR) has been busy building resilient structures to support the gulf. If you missed the Summit, make sure you check out Gary Glick’s presentation to learn more about Friends of RGV Reef. Decades of trawl fishing in the Gulf of MexicoRead More

Water Conservation Webinar: Leveraging Relationships To Save Water

April 29, 2020

On April 7, 2020 Freese and Nichols hosted the Water Conservation Webinar: Leveraging Relationships To Save Water. The webinar included three topics of focus covered by four speakers. Part 1: Transformational Water Conservation Projects at TxN (4:00-33:00) Texan by Nature is a conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush with the mission of unitingRead More

Our Need for the Outdoors: The Role of Nature During COVID-19

April 27, 2020

Co-Authored by: Dr. Jay Maddock, Texas A&M University, Dr. Bita Kash, Houston Methodist Hospital, and Taylor Keys, Texan by Nature As the coronavirus continues to spread, large parts of the United States and the World have been placed under stay at home orders.  For most everybody, staying at home and physically, not socially, distancing yourself from other people,Read More

What Makes Me Texan by Nature – Christie Cowan

April 24, 2020

What makes me Texan by Nature? In simplest terms, my unwavering loyalty and pride for all things truly Texan make me Texan by Nature. My born and raised standard for quality brisket, my instinctual conviction to be friendly yet fierce, and my fiery adoration for what’s inarguably and unobtainably better in Texas – from NASARead More

Thinking Outside the Tackle Box: Recycling Fishing Line to Protect Wildlife Along the Texas Coast

April 24, 2020

This blog is brought to you by Audubon Texas, Galveston Bay Area Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists (TXMN-GBAC), Houston Zoo, and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality -Galveston Bay Estuary Program It is no secret that plastic pollution in our oceans is a threat to hundreds of species, with marine animals and birds ingesting, or becomingRead More

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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