Desert Evening at Big Bend, by Louis Vest
© Louis Vest (LandScope Texas Banner)

Conservation Priorities

Texas's 250,000 square miles contain ten distinct ecoregions, from desert in the western portion of the state to dense forests in the east, and include 22 major river basins and 367 miles of coastline. The state ranks second in the nation in terms of its biodiversity. With diversity and size come great challenges to conserving the state's tens of thousands of wildlife species and the many habitats they depend on for their survival.

Featured Priorities

  • Texas Conservation Action Plan

    Texas ranks second in the nation in terms of its biodiversity. With diversity and size come great challenges to conserving the state's tens of thousands of wildlife species and the many habitats they depend on for their survival.

    Read More

  • Ecologically Unique Rivers

    This dataset was created to show river and stream segments that provide ecological value to Texas┬┐ wildlife species and ecosystems.

    Read More

  • Environmental Sensitivity Index Shoreline

    This dataset displays shoreline habitats that are sensitive to oil contamination and removal.

    Read More

Copyright © 2017 NatureServe. All Rights Reserved.