Building on TxN’s success and lessons learned from facilitating the Texas Water Action Collaborative, the Texas Collaborative Conservation Network (TCCN) matches companies and funders with conservation projects to positively impact Texas’ natural resources. We are currently accepting survey submissions of projects within the Texas Hill Country.
Texas’ landscape and conservation opportunities are varied, unique, and often massive in scale. Boasting the 9th largest economy in the world, the same can be said for Texas’ industry leadership in energy, food, tech, agriculture, and manufacturing. These areas of leadership offer a significant opportunity to build a model which pairs local conservation with global Environmental Social Governance (ESG) strategy – a model which provides funding and support for local efforts that return measurable benefits in carbon, water, biodiversity, social good, and economic growth. The goal of building this conservation network is to match corporate funding and strategy to local opportunities.
GOALS and IMPACT
- Alignment of goals and metrics between corporate entities, landowners, communities, and conservation groups
- Development of a replicable, measurable, and verifiable framework for project selection, implementation, marketing, and sharing conservation best practices
- Establish a first-of-its-kind matching methodology that brings together conservation projects, reporting metrics, and verified credits into one linear process. After piloting and proof of concept, this network has the potential to be replicated globally.
HOW IT WORKS
PILOT PROJECT – THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
The Texas Collaborative Conservation Network creates and proves a voluntary ecosystem services collaborative that drives and compensates conservation action in Texas Hill Country’s unique karst landscape. This mitigates the ecological impact of fragmentation, benefits the quality and volume of water, restores and preserves biodiversity, positively impacts human health, and enhances economic opportunities. This collaborative will serve as a model for expansion for the state of Texas.
Opportunities in the collaborative will generate ecosystem services benefits such as carbon sequestration, water replenishment, biodiversity growth, etc. Investors will fund the conservation work taking place, and in turn, own the claims and/or potential verified credits generated.
PARTICIPATE IN PROJECT MATCHING
If you have projects, programs, or initiatives that need funding and can articulate the ecosystem benefits, please complete the below survey
Note: please complete a separate survey submission for each project, program, and/or initiative.
Once you complete the survey, Texan by Nature will score your submission and will work with you to create a one-page overview for your project/program that you can make current as updates to your project/program occur. If your project/program aligns with participating companies’ goals, it will be included in project matching proposals that are sent out on a quarterly basis.
Texan by Nature is looking for partners to underwrite the strategy, facilitation, and reporting work of the TCCN. Contact us to learn more.
Through TCCN you will gain exposure to many organizations from the conservation and business space across Texas, and they will gain awareness about your work! Please note that completing the TCCN survey does not guarantee funding. If a company is interested in learning more about your project and/or funding your project, we will reach out to you for questions, set up a meeting, and/or make an email introduction. Texan by Nature’s role is to facilitate the project matching process so we can accelerate funding and conservation efforts. If a company does choose to fund your project through TCCN, there will be a suggested transaction fee (paid by project funder).
JOIN THE DIALOGUE
Join the bi-monthly TCCN Stakeholder Meetings to learn about projects that need funding and the status of TCCN’s Hill Country Pilot Project: