TCA PARTNERS AND MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
Texas Conservation Alliance works with organizations who share our conservation vision. We are proud to be the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, a member of the Texas Alliance for America’s Fish and Wildlife and a partner group of Texan By Nature. All of these wonderful organizations are committed to the continued protection and preservation of wildlife and wild places in Texas.
Our member organizations represent a powerful network of non-profits who all share our mission of protecting and preserving wild life and wild habitats in Texas.
As the Memorandum of Agreement indicates, Member Organizations share information and, when appropriate, support each other’s efforts. For more details, contact Texas Conservation Alliance.
Aransas First is comprised of leaders from local conservation groups, master gardeners and naturalists, women’s and business clubs, and chambers of commerce in the Rockport-Corpus Christi area. It focuses on protecting habitat for birds and wildlife as the area’s population grows.
As a local chapter of Audubon, Audubon Dallas has as its mission to conserve birds and other wildlife, to protect habitat and biodiversity, and to provide education and opportunities for our entire community to observe and appreciate birds and nature.
Audubon Texas, the state program of the National Audubon Society, and its numerous chapters have for 100 years conserved and restored natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
Big Thicket Association
A long-time advocate of the Big Thicket National Preserve, the Big Thicket Association is supporting expansion of the Preserve, helping the National Park Service conduct an inventory of all Preserve species, and addressing state park, wetlands, and other issues.
Big Thicket Biosphere Reserve
The Big Thicket Biosphere Reserve works to promote sustainable economies, protect natural and cultural resources, and create a legacy of environmental stewardship in the Big Thicket of southeast Texas.
Big Thicket Natural Heritage Trust
The Big Thicket Natural Heritage Trust is dedicated to protecting wildlife diversity and natural communities of the Big Thicket, primarily by acquisition of lands from willing sellers or through conservation easements, and to promoting respect for the rural character of the region.
Caddo Lake Institute
Caddo Lake Institute is a non-profit scientific and educational corporation with the mission of protecting the ecological, cultural and economic integrity of Caddo Lake, its associated wetlands and surrounding plant and wildlife habitats.
Camp Tyler Foundation
Camp Tyler Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, owns and operates Camp Tyler, one of America’s oldest outdoor learning centers. Our mission is to provide children with premier outdoor learning opportunities.
Conservation History Association of Texas
The Conservation History Association of Texas exists to chronicle, preserve, and share accounts of the history of the protection and restoration of natural resources and public health in the state.
Dallas Down River Club (DDRC)
The Dallas Down River Club host canoeing and kayaking in the local area, participates in river clean-ups, promotes water safety, and participates in water quality monitoring.
Dallas Safari Club
Dallas Safari Club is a non-profit educational, conservation, and hunter advocacy organization with an international membership of over 4,000. The club raises and expends funds annually to educate the public and to serve the interests of wildlife, habitat and sportsmen and sportswomen worldwide.
Dallas Woods and Waters Club
Since 1961, the Dallas Woods and Waters Club has provided an environment for education, networking and understanding for sportsmen and sportswomen interested in hunting, fishing and conserving our ever diminishing outdoors. DWWC is dedicated to furthering the education and experiences of our youth.
East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation
The East Texas Woods & Waters Foundation promotes and preserves East Texas’ heritage of appreciation and responsible usage of the region’s woods, water, and wildlife for future generations. ETWWF helps preserve East Texas forests, provide better fish habitat, and protect our water quality.
Environment Texas is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy group whose mission is to protect air quality, water quality, and open spaces in Texas. Its email network routinely reaches thousands of people.
Fort Worth Audubon Society
An active chapter of National Audubon, Fort Worth Audubon Society’s mission is to promote awareness, appreciation and understanding of birds and other wildlife while preserving and protecting their natural habitats.
Friends United for a Safe Environment (FUSE)
FUSE is a Texarkana-based group that focuses on protecting the Sulphur River, addressing local pollution issues, drawing public attention to projects that harm the area’s environment, and addressing other area-wide environmental and social issues.
Friends of Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Friends of Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge is dedicated to increasing awareness, enjoyment and appreciation of the refuge and to conserving its native fish, wildlife, and plants for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Friends of the Brazos River
Friends of the Brazos is a group of landowners, boaters, anglers and concerned citizens working to restore the ecological integrity and provide recreational opportunities on the Brazos River, with an emphasis on the Brazos between Lakes Granbury and Whitney.
Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, Inc.
The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge preserves and protects the natural and cultural resources of the Center & Refuge for future generations. The Friends raise money, help run Nature Center education programs, and conserve the 3,000 acres of wildlife habitat within the Refuge.
Frontera Audubon is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the environment of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Galveston Bay Foundation
The Galveston Bay Foundation’s mission is to preserve, protect and enhance Galveston Bay — one of the world’s most productive estuaries — to ensure that the Bay remains a beautiful and productive place for generations to come.
Greater Caddo Lake Association of Texas
Greater Caddo Lake Association of Texas protects Caddo Lake, its tributaries, and adjacent wetlands by working with the community to conserve, protect, and enhance native fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats.
Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance
Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance unites citizens across central and south Texas in advocacy to preserve our groundwater, watersheds, flora and fauna, and the history and culture of the Texas Hill Country.
Gulf Restoration Network
The Gulf Restoration Network works to unite and empower people to protect the natural resources of the Gulf of Mexico region for future generations. We endeavor to build a unified voice for the health and sustainability of the Gulf.
Houston Audubon Society
One of the largest and most active Audubon chapters in the nation, Houston Audubon owns 17 sanctuaries totaling nearly 3,400 acres of critical habitat for shorebirds, migratory songbirds, waterfowl, and other wildlife. HAS education programs reach more than 20,000 children and adults annually.
Houston Canoe Club
Established in 1964, the Houston Canoe Club unites those interested in the safe canoeing and kayaling for the purpose of conservation, pleasure, health, racing and/or exploration. Monthly meetings are in Houston and paddle trips occur all over Texas and beyond.
Houston Safari Club
The Houston Safari Club, founded in 1972, is a non-profit volunteer organization that raises money for preserving the sport of hunting, supporting wildlife conservation and educating the public on hunting and conservation issues.
National Parks Conservation Association
National Parks Conservation Association’s mission is to protect and enhance America’s National Parks for present and future generations because these parks, says Tom Kiernan, NPCA President, “are the touchstones of our shared history and culture…the soul of the nation...our absolute best places.”
National Wild Turkey Federation - Cherokee Chapter
National Wild Turkey Federation is a national non-profit conservation and hunting organization, that with volunteers, partners, and sponsors, has worked for the conservation of the wild turkey and preservation of our hunting heritage.
Native Plant Society of Texas
The purpose of the Native Plant Society of Texas is to promote research, conservation, and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach, and example.
Native Prairies Association of Texas
Our mission is to conserve, restore, and educate Texans about the beauty and benefits of native prairies. This includes consulting with landowners to help them preserve or restore their prairie property, maintaining the health of our own prairies, and inspiring students, teachers, and the public.
Pineywoods Audubon Society
Pineywoods Audubon Society strives to promote awareness, appreciation, and understanding of birds and other wildlife while preserving and protecting the unique habitat of east Texas.
Primitive Living Skills of Texas practices and teaches primitive wilderness survival skills at several locations across Texas with an emphasis on caretaking of natural habitats.
Quail Coalition is lead by a volunteer board of eleven directors. In the 25 year history of Quail Unlimited, the chapters in the state of Texas have lead the nation in raising millions for important quail projects and research.
Save Open Space
Save Open Space fosters protection of natural and scenic features to meet the demands of Dallas’ ever-growing regional population. Through events and education, SOS has helped preserve 3,000 acres of natural space for vibrant, sustainable communities.
Scenic Texas preserves and enhances the visual character of Texas. We are the only state nonprofit that helps citizens safeguard the scenic qualities of Texas roadways, countryside, and communities.
Sulphur River Oversight Society
A committee of Texans overseeing the Sulphur River.
Texas Association of Bass Clubs
Texas Association of Bass Clubs is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement thereof with youth involvement for the future of fishing in Texas. TABC is a statewide organization formed by individual members of bass clubs and affiliate members in Texas.
Texas Black Bear Alliance
The Texas Black Bear Alliance is a non-profit coalition of state, federal, private industry, and private citizens who seek to promote the restoration of black bears in suitable habitats throughout their historic range in Texas through cooperative partnerships using education, research, and habitat management.
Texas Foundation for Conservation
Protecting native fish and wildlife resources for future generations of Texans.
Texas Historic Tree Coalition
The Texas Historic Tree Coalition is a local citizens group advocating the protection and preservation of irreplaceable trees in the urban landscape.
Texas Land Conservancy
Texas Land Conservancy (TLC) is a private land trust dedicated to conserving land in Texas to benefit wildlife and to protect examples ofour natural and cultural heritage.
Texas League of Conservation Voters
The Texas League of Conservation Voters works to preserve and enhance the quality of life of Texans by making environmental conservation a top priority with Texas elected officials, political candidates and voters.
Texas Native Cats
Our purpose is to expand education about the native cats of Texas, increase outreach throughout the state, and improve the lives of these very important but often misunderstood Texas felines. Texas Native Cats presents the cats’ struggle to cope with human influence and gives a voice to these amazing wild cats.
Texas Rivers Protection Association
Texas Rivers Protection Association’s mission is to protect the flow, water quality and natural beauty of the rivers of Texas, promote the safe and wise use of Texas rivers, promote mutual respect between river users and landowners, and foster respect for diverse natural waterway environments.
Texas State Railroad Society
The Society exists to advocate, display, interpret, and preserve the Texas State Railroad and its environs by prividing communicative, scientific and engineering skills that facilitate awareness and education of the natural history of the area, and the role of the railroad in society.
Travis Audubon promotes the enjoyment, understanding and conservation of native birds and their habitats.
Trinity River Audubon Center
Trinity River Audubon Center’s state-of-the-art visitor’s and education center, situated ten minutes from downtown Dallas on 120 acres along the Trinity River, serves as a flagship for the National Audubon Society’s mission to conserve and restore ecosystems for birds and other wildlife.
Tyler Audubon Society
Tyler Audubon Society promotes birding activities and conservation of wildlife habitat. TAS operates Langley Island Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary. Members meet on the second Tuesday of each month at Pollard United Methodist Church and welcome the public to enjoy programs and guest speakers.