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Dec. 21, 2022

TPWD Responds to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Decision to List the Lesser Prairie-Chicken

AUSTIN— Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) executive director David Yoskowitz, Ph.D. said Wednesday he applauds 16 years of “tremendous” voluntary collaboration with private landowners and industry to conserve lesser prairie-chicken habitat and reiterates the department’s opposition to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) listing the species.

Dec. 20, 2022

Parques Estatales de Texas Arranca la Celebración del Centenario con Excursiones del Día Primero

AUSTIN — ¡Tres, dos, uno! ¡Feliz Aniversario, Parques Estatales de Texas! Los amantes de los parques en todo el estado están invitados a ayudarles a los Parques Estatales de Texas a empezar su celebración de 100 años, este 1º de enero, con una Excursión del Día Primero.  Casi todos los Parques Estatales de Texas serán anfitriones este día primero para caminatas autoguiadas o guiadas con guarda forestal, paseos en bicicleta y en bote de remos y zambullidas del oso polar, todo en honor de la iniciativa nacional enfocada en hacer que las personas disfruten la naturaleza.

Texas State Parks Kicks Off 100-Year Birthday Celebration with First Day Hikes

AUSTIN— Three, two, one ... Happy Birthday, Texas State Parks! Park lovers everywhere are invited to help Texas State Parks begin celebrating 100 years Jan. 1 with a First Day Hike. Almost every Texas State Park will host ranger-guided and self-guided walks, bike rides, paddling trips and polar plunges in honor of the national initiative aimed at getting people outdoors.

Dec. 19, 2022

Apertura del TPWD de las áreas de recolección de ostras en Matagorda Bay

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) está abriendo TX-20 en Matagorda Bay a la recolección comercial y recreativa de ostras a partir de las 12:01 a.m. del martes 20 de dic. de 2022.

TPWD to Open Oyster Harvest Area in Matagorda Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is opening TX-20 in Matagorda Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Dec. 14, 2022

New Online Portal Available for Oyster Mariculture Permit Application

AUSTIN- In 2020, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) began accepting applications by mail for oyster mariculture permits to grow and harvest oysters commercially in public waters.  Now, these applications can be submitted and tracked electronically through the online TPWD permitting portal.

Dec. 13, 2022

Game Warden Field Notes, Dec. 13, 2022

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports.  Images of individual field notes are available upon request from the TPWD press office.

Dec. 6, 2022

TPWD Collaborates with Major League Fishing on Habitat Restoration Project at Lake Bryan

BRYAN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Division, local anglers and the Bryan Texas Utilities Department (BTUD) collaborated with Major League Fishing (MLF) on a recent project to install new fish habitat in Lake Bryan.

Cierre del TPWD de las áreas de recolección de ostras en Galveston Bay y Matagorda Bay

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) está cerrando TX-12 en Matagorda Bay y TX-5 en Galveston Bay a la recolección comercial y recreativa de ostras a partir de las 12:01 a.m. del lunes 5 de dic. de 2022.

Celebrate the Season with Holiday Happenings at Texas State Parks

AUSTIN— Texas State Parks will be commencing its holiday season festivities with special seasonal events across the state. Throughout the month of December, state parks across Texas will host themed guided walks, scavengers hunts and more for all visitors to enjoy.