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Gulf of Mexico Initiative


The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are working together to create and enhance healthy habitat for coastal migratory and shore birds in the Gulf of Mexico region by developing over 200 conservation plans for farmers, ranchers, and private landowners that will address natural resource concerns that impact wildlife habitat. This project is funded through a matching agreement between the NRCS and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and provides opportunities for technical assistance through local soil and water conservation districts in 32 counties along the Texas coast. A map of the eligible counties can be seen below. Landowners who are interested in receiving a conservation plan are encouraged to contact their local soil and water conservation district.



Liza Parker: (254) 773-2250 ext. 247 or lparker [at] tsswcb [dot] texas [dot] gov

Brian Koch: (979) 532-9496 or bkoch [at] tsswcb [dot] texas [dot] gov

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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