Helpful Documents

Invasive Plant Field Guide – A helpful guide by the City of Austin for invasive plant identification and safe removal.

The Hill Country Landowners Guide – by Jim Stanley

Wildlife Management and Property Tax Valuation in Texas by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Innovations in Market Based Watershed Conservation – As water resources decline, innovative programs are being created around the country to provide financial incentives to landowners to protect water supply. One approach is payments for watershed services (PWS).

Natural Resource Conservation Programs – An complete list of conservation incentive programs offered by the state and federal governments in addition to resources from nonprofit organizations (2007).

Report on State Programs for Habitat Conservation – A report from Defenders of Wildlife describing state government incentive programs for habitat conservation, including several programs in Texas (2002).

Streamside Management in the Hill Country – A presentation for Hill Country landowners with information on maintaining and managing healthy riparian zones by the Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Nueces River Authority and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.

Managing Riparian Areas for Wildlife – A TPWD report on identifying damaged riparian areas and managing them for wildlife habitat (2004).

TPWD Guide for New Landowners – A brochure for new landowners laying out considerations when purchasing land.

Helpful Links

Texas Wildlife Association webinar series – A collection of webcasts from TWA’s webinar series.

TexasInvasives.org – Information and database on invasive plants in Texas

TPWD Private Lands Page – A resource for managers of private lands from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Includes information on available funding and technical assistance.

Technical Assistance for Landowners – A summary of all of the TPWD’s technical assistance options for landowners.

Audubon Texas – Information for landowners from the Texas chapter of the National Audubon Society.

Central Texas Conservation Partnership – A collaborative effort of several public and private natural resource organizations.

Holistic Management International Texas – A nonprofit ranchland management organization working toward improving the health and productivity of the land by working with land managers toward holistic land management.

Remarkable Riparian Project – A project by the Nueces River Authority to maintain healthy, functioning riparian areas by encouraging land stewardship.