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Zebra Mussel Jingle - Texas Parks and Wildlife


Pro-anglers have some fun with a serious message.

Painting in the Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Arts activities are just some of the family fun available at Texas State Parks. Explore a calendar of events at http://www.TexasStateParks.org/calendar

2019 Leopold Conservation Award: Killam Duval County Ranch


Killam Duval County Ranch Thoughtfully managed and cared for, the Killam Duval County Ranch is a real working ranch that is successfully making its own way through cattle ranching and hunting leases. When the ranch was purchased in the 1990’s it was mostly mesquite and bare ground. At 125,000 acres, on a scale much larger than most ranches, they have implemented planned grazing and strategic brush management resulting in habitat that is now thriving for both wildlife and cattle. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award is conferred each year by Sand County Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to private land conservation, in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Lone Star Land Steward Awards program. In Texas, the Leopold Conservation Award Program is sponsored by the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation, DuPont Pioneer and The Mosaic Company. For more information: https://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/land/private/lone_star_land_steward/

2019 Lone Star Land Steward: Kirchoff Family Farm


Kirchoff Family Farm - South Texas Region The Kirchoff family’s conservation goal for their Wilson County property is to ensure that the family land they reverted from cotton fields to native prairie is protected for future generations. Siblings Don, Brenda, Scott and Susan Kirchoff have spent 10 years restoring the native prairie grasses that once dominated their 200 acres. Today it is under a conservation easement with Native Prairies Association of Texas, ensuring that it won’t be broken up into smaller pieces, keeping their prairie project intact for years to come. For more information: https://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/land/private/lone_star_land_steward/ Visit the Native Prairies Association of Texas: https://texasprairie.org/

2019 Lone Star Land Steward: Vacek Family Farm


Vacek Family Farm - Blackland Prairie Region By keeping their Central Texas farm in agriculture for more than a century, Rick Castello and the Vacek family honor their heritage. By restoring native grasses, rotating cattle, and conserving land in perpetuity, they also secure their farm’s future and improve water quality for all who live downstream. For more information: https://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/land/private/lone_star_land_steward/