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TEXAS

Although the population of lesser prairie chickens in Texas has plunged dramatically over the past hundred years; they have managed to survive in two remaining pockets of ideal habitat. The far northeast and southwest regions of the Texas panhandle still offer the perfect environment of mixed grasses and shinnery oak critical to the survival of this species. Texas is also unique in that it holds very little public land, in fact nearly 100% of the land in this region is privately owned. Working with landowners and producers in a collaborative way is crucial – as they will ultimately determine the fate of this species and the regulatory environment it could bring.

Click here for general information and updates on lesser prairie-chicken conservation in Texas through Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

As a landowner, click here to download more information about the Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances that involve and potentially protect landowners.

Click here to download a sample wildlife management plan template for landowners.

For information on how you can provide permanent stewardship and protection of your land through conservation easements, visit the Texas Land Trust Council.

Click here for information and contact on the cost-sharing Landowner Incentive Fund.

For wind industry professionals, click here to download the Wind Energy Guidelines for Texas.

For general information on voluntary mitigation guidelines in Texas click here to download or contact:

Kathy Boydston
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
512.389.4638, kathy.boydston@tpwd.state.tx.us

To find your local NRCS office, click here.

For any additional information or questions, contact:

Sean Kyle
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Box 42125, TTU
Lubbock, TX 79409-2125
806-742-4735, sean.kyle@tpwd.state.tx.us

Duane Lucia
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Box 42125, TTU, Lubbock, TX 79409-2125
806 742-4737, Duane_Lucia@fws.gov