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Helpful Documents

Texas Wildlife Action Plan – A TPWD plan document describing priority conservation regions for wildlife throughout the state developed under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Wildlife Grants program. The Edwards Plateau is identified as a secondary priority eco-region (2006).

Hill Country Regional Information – Information from TWDB about plants and animals native to the Hill Country region (2009).

Birds of the Edwards Plateau – A field guide from TPWD with information on native bird populations (2008).

Endangered and Threatened Animals of Texas – A TPWD document describing the history of different endangered species in Texas, their habitat, reasons for endangerment and recovery efforts (2003).

Managing Riparian Areas for Wildlife – A TPWD report on identifying damaged riparian areas and managing them for wildlife habitat (2004).


Helpful Links

TPWD Wildlife Fact Sheets – A large assortment of fact sheets on different species of wildlife.

Texas Endangered Species Database – A county-by-county database of endangered species from the TPWD. Includes population maps.

TPWD Kids Hill Country Wildlife Page – Educational information for children about native Hill Country wildlife.

Wildlife Viewing Guide – Information from TPWD on the best locations throughout Texas for wildlife viewing.

Managing Land for Wildlife – Information from the TPWD on managing private lands for wildlife habitat, including information on tax incentives.

Living in the Hill Country – Cibolo Nature Preserve offers a series of workshops on living in the Hill Country that includes several on managing land for wildlife. The Cibolo website also includes information on different Hill Country ecosystems and the wildlife they support.

Texas Audubon Wildlife Resources – Links to bird and wildlife resources from the Texas Chapter of the National Audubon Society.

NWF Wildlife Habitat Certification program – Whether you have an apartment balcony or a 20-acre farm, you can create a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife and helps restore habitat in commercial and residential areas

NWF Garden for Wildlife – Resources for making your garden a wildlife habitat

TPWD Wildscapes Certification Program – Through Wildscapes, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department encourages landowners to restore habitat, for birds, insects, reptiles and even small mammals, on their properties.