This summer, in an effort to keep common wildlife common and avoid endangered species, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is partnering with the nonprofit Teaming With Wildlife Coalition to offer four, full-day Eco-Summit forums throughout Texas. Anyone interested in advancing conservation in Texas is invited to attend.
The Eco-Summits will launch the re-branded state Teaming With Wildlife Coalition, facilitate local and regional conservation partnerships, and begin to implement TPWD’s Texas Conservation Action Plan.
Here is the meeting schedule:
- San Antonio: July 24: 8400 NW Military
- Fort Worth: July 31: 1700 University Dr.
- Houston: August 11: 6200 Hermann Park Dr.
The meetings start at 8 a.m. with sign ins and conclude at 4 p.m. For more information and to register online for the 2015 Eco-Summit Series, visit www.teamingtxwildlife.com .
Each Eco-Summit will include listening sessions to identify priorities of participants and the Coalition, and to facilitate collaboration between local and regional organizations. All are invited, including those involved in creating the Texas Conservation Action Plan (TCAP), landowners, academic researchers, nature centers, volunteers, conservation organizations, and elected officials.
The Eco-Summit will follow an adaptive format, providing participants a stage to speak on pressing issues within the host ecoregion and allowing attendees to share their input in small breakout sessions. Attendees will provide input to the Coalition about their priorities for their ecoregion, and to work with others to advance local, regional, and statewide natural resource goals.
ABOUT Teaming With Wildlife: True To Texas – The goal is to serve as a true coalition for Texans concerned with the current state of wildlife conservation. It is their mission to build a large chorus of support for healthy land management and to serve as the one-stop-shop information pipeline regarding wildlife conservation issues. Support for the 2015 Eco-Summit Series was provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s conservation license plate series. For further information regarding the 2015 Eco-Summit Series, contact Todd Sliger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-453-2862.