Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program

Protecting working lands from fragmentation and development.

The Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program (TFRLCP) complements Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's (TPWD's) mission to conserve natural resources by protecting working lands from fragmentation and development. TFRLCP maintains and enhances the ecological and agricultural productivity of these lands through Agricultural Conservation Easements.

The TFRLCP supports responsible stewardship and conservation of working lands, water, fish and wildlife, and agricultural production through:

  • Generating interest and awareness in easement programs and other options for conserving working lands.
  • Leveraging available monies to fund as many high-quality projects as possible.
  • Highlighting the ecological and economic value of working lands and the opportunities to conserve working lands for the future.

First established by the legislature in 2005, Texas HB1925 (companion bill SB1597) transfers the TFRLCP from the Texas General Land Office to TPWD effective January 1, 2016. TFRLCP Program Overview

If you would like to contact TPWD regarding this program, please email TexasFarmandRanch@tpwd.texas.gov.

The Texas Land Trust Council has a matching grant program to fund transaction costs for eligible projects. These funds may be used to match Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program funds. For more information, contact the Texas Land Trust Council at 512-994-8582 or email them at: info@texaslandtrustcouncil.org.


Forms and Documents

The second application cycle is currently closed.

Questions via email: TexasFarmandRanch@tpwd.texas.gov

If you do not have email capabilities, please contact Carla Beavers; 512-389-4911.

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