Texas is home to a variety of unique, productive, and biologically thriving landscapes from the Piney Woods in the east to the arid mountain vistas in the west. Each year, these lands are the root of hundreds of thousands of jobs that help generate billions of dollars in revenue to the state economy. Our land resources also provide a wealth and variety of ecological services, including wildlife habitat, flood mitigation, carbon sequestration, and clean water.

The same landscapes that so utterly define Texas are facing myriad threats.

Read more from Lori Olson, Executive Director of the Texas Land Trust Council, and Alec King, conservation easement program coordinator of the Texas Land Trust Council, from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation here.