Known throughout the world for its vibrant rural lands, Texas has 142 million acres of privately-owned farms, ranches and forestlands. These working lands produce food and fiber, host diverse wildlife habitats, and provide clean, abundant water. They support rural economies and a multi-billion outdoor recreation industry. Yet Texas leads all other states in the loss of rural lands. According to Texas A&M’s Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas loses over two millions acres every ten years (www.texaslandtrends.org).
The Texas Agricultural Land Trust works to conserve Texas’ heritage of private lands stewardship.
We seek to partner with conservation–minded landowners, and trust them to manage their properties as they see fit. And we work to help all Texans understand how the stewardship of privately-owned lands benefit them.