Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD)

Location: STATEWIDE, Texas

The mission of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. TPWD is a recognized national leader in implementing effective natural resources conservation and outdoor recreational programs.

TPWD is comprised of 11 divisions, including Coastal and Inland Fisheries, Law Enforcement, State Parks, and Wildlife. The Department operates and maintains all state parks, sells and enforces hunting and fishing licenses, oversees Texas Game Wardens and Park Police, regulates park uses including camping, hunting, hiking, and wildlife viewing, and facilitates a variety of outdoor educational programming.

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