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Texas Natural Subregions


This feature class is a component of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) 'base' data. 'Base' data includes current, statewide geospatial information intended to provide context for mapping purposes. 

Data Layer Description


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department




This dataset was set up as a system to identify broad natural regions of Texas, to serve as a common point of reference for scientists, students, visitors and all citizens of Texas; and to locate and recommend for preservation natural areas that contain unique, significant, unusual and scenic resources, including rare or endangered species and endangered geological formations and ecosystems, with the goal of preserving elements of Texas' natural diversity (LBJ School of Public Affairs, 1978 p17).

How to get the data layer

These data and others can be downloaded from the Texas Parks & Wildlife’s website:

How you might make use of this data layer

To provide generalized locations of the natural sub-regions of Texas, for statewide and/or regional analysis.

How to get more information

For more information, contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department GIS Lab.

Access and use constraints

This data is not appropriate for large scale, site specific analysis. This data was prepared by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department GIS Lab. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, its employees, and personnel, make no warranty as to its accuracy.


Geometry: LBJ School of Public Affairs, 1978, Preserving Texas' Natural Heritage, Policy Research Project Report, Number 31. The University of Texas at Austin. 

Attributes: Updated by Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) GIS Lab 04/15/2010.

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