Native Prairies Association of Texas

Location: STATEWIDE, Texas

Grasslands are the most endangered habitat on Earth. Of the 26.5 million acres of tallgrass and coastal prairies in Texas that existed prior to European settlement, less than 1% remains. The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) conserves and restores native prairies and educates Texans about their remarkable benefits. We protect over 5,000 acres of this rare ecosystem through acquisition, partnerships, and conservation easements. This includes collaboration with landowners to encourage prairie conservation and restoration, and enlightening students, teachers, and community leaders about native prairies through our education programs.

We are a nonprofit membership organization and accredited land trust, founded in 1986 by a group of Texans concerned about our disappearing grasslands. Texas prairies provide a variety of social, environmental, and economic benefits: surprising plant and animal diversity, natural beauty, rich soil, water filtration, flood mitigation, hunting and birding recreation, healthy livestock forage, and more reliable carbon storage than forests. They are part of our state’s heritage. You can help us save Texas prairies.

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