South Texas Wildlife District

Urban Wildlife Management - Texas Master Naturalist™

DragonflyThe Texas Master Naturalist™ Program is a venture directed toward developing a local corps of "master volunteers" to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Many communities and organizations rely on such citizen volunteers for implementing youth education programs; for operating parks, nature centers, and natural areas; and for providing leadership in local natural conservation efforts. In addition, many landowners desire to obtain broader scientific understanding of the ecology and management of their biological resources. In fact, a short supply of dedicated and well-informed citizens is often cited as a limiting factor for community-based conservation efforts. In Texas, this partnership among Texas Parks and Wildlife, the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, and several local partners has resulted in a unique master volunteer organization.

There are currently 12 Texas Master Naturalist chapters in Texas. For a complete listing and information about the state organization, visit Master Naturalist Program at Texas A&M University.