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Do Your Part To Not Spread Invasive Species

Love your Texas lakes by doing your part to protect them from the spread of giant salvinia and zebra mussels. These and other invasive plants and animals can hitch a ride on your boat, trailer or gear and infest another lake. Always clean, drain and dry your boat before traveling from one waterbody to another. Learn more a t

Estos son los pasos para ayudarle a un niño con su chaleco salvavidas

La ley de Texas requiere que los niños menores de 13 años de edad que están a bordos de las embarcaciones de menos de 26 pies deben llevar un chaleco salvavidas aprobado por el guardacostas.

How to put a life jacket on a kid

Make sure your child's life jacket fits safely by following these easy steps. Texas law requires that children under 13 years of age in or on vessels under 26 feet must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved wearable PFD while underway. Learn more ways to stay safe on the water at

2018 Lone Star Land Steward: Trail Ranch - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Recognizing that habitat degradation didn’t occur overnight, and neither does restoration, Justin and Tamara Trail have taken a step-by-step approach to managing their Shackelford County ranch. One of the fundamental objectives for the Trail Ranch is to manage the land and the plant community to benefit from moisture when it occurs and to sustain a healthy habitat even during drought conditions. They have made strides in improving the land for wildlife, particularly bobwhite quail, turkey and deer through brush control, native plant restoration and other best management practices. To learn more about the Lone Star Land Steward Program, visit

2018 Lone Star Land Steward: Spicewood Ranch - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

The primary goal of Christopher and William Harte for this impressive ranch has been restoration of the degraded habitats on the property. The ranch is situated in a high development area near Austin and, despite land development and fragmentation in the vicinity, has evolved after decades as a traditional cattle operation into a showcase for research and management of native plant species and their habitats. The Harte family shares management techniques and strategies with others through guided plant tours, prescribed burn demonstrations, and other best practices. To learn more about the Lone Star Land Steward Program, visit