Join Texan by Nature

The can-do spirit of Texans can do a lot of good.

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Texan by Nature exists to advance conservation, to inspire every Texan to take part in conservation that benefits our natural resources, health, and economic vitality for generations to come.
We do this by acting as an accelerator for conservation partners and projects and as a strategic resource for industry. We believe that our economy and health are dependent upon our natural resources and that a collaborative effort between industry, community, and conservation is the most expedient and beneficial path to impact.

We know that our quintessential Lone Star Pride is rooted in our connection to our vast, rich landscapes as unique as every Texan. Whether hiking in Big Bend, gazing at the Hill Country wildflowers, enjoying vast grassland prairies, appreciating urban greenspace, or basking in the towering solitude of the Piney Woods, our team believes that it’s in our nature as Texans to take care of the land we love. Texas’s wildlife, native habitat, and natural resources breathe life into our communities and our economy.

We invite all who share our commitment to conservation, who want to ensure our natural resources continue benefiting our beloved Texas for future generations, to join us as official members of Texan by Nature!

With your help, we can provide broader, bolder support for conservation awareness and action across Texas. Your gift ensures focus on projects that return a measurable benefit to Texans, our economy, and our natural resources — a positive Return on Conservation. Every single dollar makes a difference and enables Texan by Nature to:


  • Helping increase community awareness for conservation partner efforts through media outreach ensuring that conservation is part of the media conversation on a daily basis, events are well attended, and volunteer opportunities are fulfilled
  • Providing strategic guidance, partner development, and ongoing resources to help partner organizations surpass impact goals


  • Hosting leadership roundtables, bringing executive-level leadership together to encourage the implementation and inclusion of conservation efforts into long term business plans
  • Tracking investment across all major industries in conservation on an annual basis, increasing cross-industry learnings and inspire more investment
  • Pairing industry with conservation opportunities whether internal and operations based or external with community and conservation partners


  • Supporting Conservation Wrangler projects through assistance with strategy, marketing and awareness, partner development, and replication
  • Certifying efforts across the state and publishing best practices, from individual landowners to corporate-wide initiatives, with the TxN Certification program

Download our comprehensive support guide to learn about the ways you can support Texan by Nature’s mission.

Being Texan by Nature means caring for every inch of Texas for the benefit of our 27 million neighbors and the generations to follow.


ALL Members – Subscribed to our newsletter, invitations to events, opportunities for digital and in-person education sessions, special project sneak peeks, partner updates, and more!

Give a Gift: Want to give a membership as a gift? Use our Gift Membership form to share the Texan by Nature spirit with your friends and family!

FAQs: Questions about our membership program? See our FAQs here. If you are looking to give at a higher annual membership level, learn more about our Conservation Catalyst Membership giving levels.


FAQs: Questions about our membership program? See our FAQs here. If you are looking to give at a lower annual membership level, learn more about our Individual Membership giving levels.



Event Support Opportunities:

Our annual Conservation Wrangler Summit and Celebration could not take place without the generous support of our sponsors. If you’re looking for a way to make a big impact and reach both business and conservation audiences, contact Texan by Nature today to discuss the opportunities! Click here to learn how you can support this innovative event.

Business Leadership Roundtables:

The team at Texan by Nature works hard to ensure the businesses responsible for the prosperity in Texas are at the table when it comes to discussing sustainable solutions for conservation. Held across major cities, including Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, El Paso, and Midland, these roundtables bring together high-level leadership from multiple industries to discuss ideas, best practices, and map next steps.

Support from sponsors helps Texan by Nature ensure the event creates as many partnerships and scales as many projects as possible. Sponsors will be listed on all event materials, including invitations and day-of signage, as well as post-event summary documents. Contact us today to discuss supporting a leadership roundtable in your city!

Sustainability Fund:

Texan by Nature’s Conservation Partner Program is the cornerstone of our mission, enabling our staff to assess and address gaps identified by our 95+ partners in marketing, strategy, outreach, and more. In order to perpetually sustain this program, we are building a Sustainability Fund, made up of 30 exclusive donors. Once established, this fund allows our team, and the TxN Conservation Innovation Council made up of Sustainability Fund members, to focus more time and attention on identifying the biggest needs for the future of conservation. Learn more here.

Program and Project Support:

Is there a Conservation Wrangler, TxN Certification, or Symposia that speaks to your interests and priorities? Do you have a passion for supporting a program, such as Conservation Partners or TxN20? Texan by Nature works hard to find additional connections and supporters for our conservation partners, and we know they would be grateful for your support. Contact us to discuss your project interests! Program and project sponsors receive website logo recognition, social media recognition, special feature blog posts, inclusion in the TxN Annual Report, press release, and TxN-provided impact language for CSR/ESG reporting.

Become a Business Partner or Conservation Partner to connect with like-minded organizations, form public-private partnerships, and collaborate on data-based conservation initiatives. Cross-industry partnerships are key to building an enduring and effective culture of conservation in Texas. You can also complete a TxN Certification or Conservation Wrangler project.

Legacy Giving:

At Texan by Nature, we are focused on accelerating effective conservation so that Texas remains as beautiful and bountiful tomorrow as it is today. That’s where partners like you come in. Your legacy can be as big and enduring as our Lone Star State. Opportunities for giving include:

  • Wills & Living Trusts
  • Beneficiary Designations
  • IRA Charitable Rollover
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • Endowments or Fund Establishments

Contact us today to discuss your planned giving options! Or, take a look at these personal estate planning tools.