Texas Wetlands Conservation Plan

Texas’ wetlands are among its most valuable natural resources. These lands provide many economic and ecological benefits, including flood control, improved water quality, harvestable products, and habitat for our abundant fish, shellfish and wildlife resources. But Texas’ wetlands are disappearing. About half of Texas’ historic wetlands acreage has been converted in response to society’s demand for food, fiber, housing and industrial development. 

The Texas Wetlands Conservation Plan, initiated in April, 1994, focuses on non-regulatory, voluntary approaches to conserving Texas’ wetlands. The Plan focuses on:

  • Enhancing the landowner’s ability to use existing incentive programs and other land use options through outreach and technical assistance;
  • Developing and encouraging land management options that provide an economic incentive for conserving existing wetlands or restoring former ones; and,
  • Coordinating regional wetlands conservation efforts.


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Half-Earth Day EarthX Conservation Conference Half-Earth Day Conservation Conference will focus on The Role of Private Lands in Texas. This event brings together people from around the world and across disciplines to share their unique perspectives and thought leadership on how we can work together to achieve the goal of Half-Earth and ensure the health of our planet for future generations. Thursday, October 22nd – 9:00am – 4:00pm CT Old Parkland Dallas, TX For more information contact: Terry Beck - (817) 999-4893