TPWD Diversity & Inclusion

Stewards of Natural, Cultural, Financial and Human Resources

For over 100 years, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has been driven to be the very best stewards of this state’s natural, cultural, financial and human resources. We are dedicated to using the best science available in our conservation efforts, fostering quality outdoor experiences, being fiscally responsible with the resources entrusted to us and providing outstanding service to all citizens of our great state. The abundance of human diversity in Texas has given this state its distinctive spirit, strength, character and wealth. Over generations, Texas has been the recipient of valuable contributions from individuals of varying races, backgrounds, levels of education, social status and genders. From border to border, we pride ourselves on our uniqueness and variety.

Diversity Adds Significance and Sustainability

At Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, we see diversity as valuing differences that can be seen and having an appreciation for various backgrounds, perspectives, experiences and cultures. Just as biological diversity gives strength and stability to the natural ecosystem, engaging a diversity of people adds significance and sustainability to our agency and makes us relevant to the people and communities we serve. When we draw on the wisdom of a workforce that reflects and embraces the population we serve, we are better able to understand and meet the needs of our customers-the citizens of Texas.

Matching the Right Resources to the Right Job

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is not a destination, but a journey that continues to change as the people of Texas and our environment changes. We will do our very best in matching the right resources to the right job or activity so that we are serving the public in the manner that best meets their needs. We encourage you to continue to visit this page as we continue on our mission to add value to the quality of life and well being of all citizens of Texas. Our diversity and inclusion efforts will evolve and we will use this site to share our progress with you.

TPWD Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan 2017-2022 | PDF