Texas Land Conservancy

Texas Land Conservancy works with private landowners to conserve properties that contain wildlife habitat, with unique ecological characteristics, or represent undisturbed eco-types. TLC's conserved lands protect freshwater swamps, bottomland forests, native prairies, cypress-lined bayous, Hill Country canyons, South Texas brush, and desert grasslands.

to conserve natural areas in Texas and to protect the physical and ecological integrity of their wildlife habitat, native plant communities, and scenic landscapes for the benefit of present and future generations.

Our Goals

  • To reduce the negative effects of land fragmentation and poorly planned development by protecting critical lands through ownership or permanent conservation easements.
  • To protect land surrounding critical watersheds that are increasingly being threatened by drought, population, growth and development in order to conserve water for drinking, agriculture, recreation and native wildlife. 
  • To maintain a substantial and diverse inventory of protected lands that reflect the biological diversity and significance of Texas' natural heritage.
  • To responsibly steward our conservation easements and land holdings through monitoring, land management, and enforcement of restrictions.
  • To restore and enhance native habitats on lands under TLC protection.
  • To work with other organizations and individuals as appropriate to conserve and protect additional areas not protected by TLC.
  • To educate the public about Texas' natural areas and provide opportunities for the public to enjoy TLC's protected properties.

Texas Land Conservancy

Contact Texas Land Conservancy

Mark Steinbach
Executive Director
6626 Silvermine Dr
P.O. Box 162481
Austin, TX  78736
Phone: (512) 301-6363
Fax: (512) 301-6364

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Service Area
Statewide service provider in:
  • Texas