Visiting Texas Playa Conservation Initiative

August 15, 2018

On the surface, it may look like there isn’t much going on in the Texas Panhandle’s wide-open spaces. However, just below the waving grasses lie thousands of access points to the biggest aquifer in America. These shallow basins, called Playas, are Texas’ recharge points for the Ogalla Aquifer, and the focal point of the TexasRead More

What Makes Me Texan by Nature – Joni Carswell

August 9, 2018

What makes me Texan by Nature? In its simplest form, I love Texas. I love our landscapes and natural environments. I’m incredibly proud of our business leadership and innovation (HEB, Whole Foods, Dell, Rackspace, Southwest Airlines, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Mary Kay, …the list goes on). I think Texas is a special place in so manyRead More

What Makes Me Texan by Nature – Amy Snelgrove

August 6, 2018

As a small child, I spent weeks in the summer with my grandparents.  They lived on a farm outside of Hallettsville—a little quaint Czech community they called home.  I spent countless hours on that little farm, a majority of the time, outdoors. Some might attribute that to the fact there wasn’t air conditioning or indoorRead More

Visiting El Carmen Land & Conservation Co.

August 6, 2018

  Although I am excited about all three of the Conservation Wrangler projects I am managing, it is no secret among the Texan by Nature team that I was most excited to visit El Carmen Land and Conservation Company. This project, nestled between Black Gap Wildlife Management Area and Big Bend National Park, fascinated meRead More

What Makes Me Texan by Nature – Kennedy Perry

August 1, 2018

Looking back, it’s hard to say when my enchantment with the natural world began. Long summer days in Lubbock, Texas, were filled with trips to the local children’s science museum, making mud pies and building forts in my backyard, nature camps, horseback riding lessons, and rock collecting. I was always an outdoorsy, animal-loving kid, neverRead More

What Makes Me Texan by Nature – Amanda Crotzer

August 1, 2018

Melting in the hot summer sun of Texas has never been fun, particularly for someone as pale as me. I don’t just burn. I sizzle. Despite the bizarre weather Texas offers, I have grown to love my home state. I had the opportunity to live across the country, and I can honestly say Texas hasRead More

What Makes Me Texan by Nature – Jenny Burden

July 26, 2018

What makes me Texan by Nature? Let’s go way back. Ok. Maybe that is too far back. But the fact is, I’ve been a Texan since the 2nd grade, when my dad’s oil and gas job moved us from Michigan to East Texas, with a brief stopover in New Mexico for some hatch chilis. IRead More

PRESS RELEASE: Texan by Nature Announces 2018 Conservation Wranglers

April 3, 2018

Texan by Nature Announces 2018 Conservation Wranglers Six Texan-Led Conservation Initiatives Selected for Honor April 3, 2018 – TEXAS – Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, announces the honorees of its annual Conservation Wrangler program for 2018. Texan by Nature brings business and conservation together throughRead More

Partner Spotlight: The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

August 14, 2017

The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) is the state agency that administers Texas’ soil and water conservation law and coordinates conservation and nonpoint source water pollution abatement programs throughout the state. Headquartered in Temple, the agency offers technical assistance to the state’s 216 soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs). A seven-member state board governsRead More

Texan by Nature to Convene South-Central Monarch Symposium

May 25, 2017

Texan by Nature will convene the South-Central Monarch Symposium on May 31 – June 1, 2017. A strategic initiative of the organization, the symposium will have three areas of focus: research and monitoring, land management and private landowner initiatives, and sessions on education, outreach, communication, and coordination. Participants will include experts and organizations engaged inRead More