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TALT to Host Conservation Easement Workshop Series

The Texas Agricultural Land Trust (TALT) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are presenting a special series of workshops to share information that can benefit landowners across the state. The workshops will focus on conservation tools and resources, including the NRCS Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) that provides financial support to landowners. 

The July and August workshops will be held in Weatherford, Lubbock, San Antonio, Nacogdoches, and San Angelo.  

“Providing resources to Texas farmers and ranchers to successfully manage their land is job number one for us,” said TALT CEO Chad Ellis. “There are a lot of resources out there to benefit the working lands of Texas, and there are many tools and avenues of financial support that some landowners may not be aware of. We are proud to partner with NRCS to provide this information to Texas landowners and those who serve them.”  

The workshops will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the following dates/locations: 

  • July 13 – Weatherford | Sherriff’s Posse Building 
  • August 3 – San Angelo | Tom Green 4-H Center 
  • August 10 - Lubbock | Plains Cotton Cooperative Association 
  • August 17 - San Antonio | Witte Museum 
  • August 23 – Nacogdoches | Fredonia Hotel  

Lunch will be provided, and all participants should register one week in advance


Beyond the Fence Line with Dr. Dale Rollins

Dr. Dale Rollins is one of the most highly regarded quail experts in America. He founded the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch in 2007, and served as its first executive director until 2021. Now he’s the outreach director for the ranch. Listen in on our latest podcast as we take a deep dive into all things quail. 


Helping Texas Farmers and Ranchers

Connecting landowners to conservation tools and resources and sharing expert information from notables like Dr. Dale Rollins are just a few ways TALT serves farmers and ranchers across Texas.  


Thanks to you, we’ve been able to do that for 15 years now.  


TALT is proud to play a role in conserving part of Texas’ legacy of wide-open spaces and we appreciate your support. 


Meet TALT Board Member Lindsey Lee

Lindsey Lee is honored to be the most recent appointee to the TALT’s Board of Directors. A sixth generation Texan and resident of Jackson County, she comes from a family with a long tradition of ranching and land management. For the last fifteen years she has been running the family’s ranch along the Coastal Bend between Houston and Corpus Christi, and is also a realtor specializing in farm and ranch sales. 

Lee is actively involved in many organizations, including the Jackson County Farm Bureau, the Jackson County Cattle Raisers Association and the Independent Cattlemen's Association of Texas. In 2015, she was named Jackson County Rancher of the Year and Lee Ranch was named Conservation Ranch of the Year by the Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District.  

In 2016, Lee was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve as a public member to the board of Texas Professional Geoscientists, and in January of 2020, Lee was chosen as a gubernatorial appointee to serve on the Texas Broadband Development Council.  

When Lee learned more about TALT’s work to keep Texas big, wide and open through educating landowners about conservation efforts and other land management strategies, she was all in to join the board and help spread the message.  

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to help TALT with their mission,” says Lee. “Our farming and ranching communities play a vital role in the economy and culture of Texas. It’s of utmost importance that we dedicate the resources to our ranchers, farmers, and landowners to help continue this proud tradition for future generations.”


John Bunker Sands Wetland Center and Rosewood Ranches Honored with Leopold Award

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center and Rosewood Ranches were awarded the state’s highest honor for private land conservation at the Lone Star Land Steward Awards Banquet last month. The Sands family is passionate about conservation and TALT holds a conservation easement on a mitigation stream bank on a portion of the property. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the prestigious award recognizes farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who inspire others with their dedication to the land, water and wildlife habitat resources in their care. 


There's Still Time to Vote for through Target Circle!


Vote for Texas working lands through the Target Circle program! Every vote helps us receive a portion of the available funds so we can continue working to keep Texas big, wide & open. 

Use zip codes 78043, 78045, 79936, 77904, 79121 and vote before June 30! 


Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars!

Have an event you’d like us to include in future newsletters? Email us today!

TWA Wildlife 22

San Antonio, TX

July 14-17


TSCRA Policy Conference

San Antonio, TX

Sept. 12


Trans-Pecos Wildlife Conference

Alpine, TX

Aug. 4-5

Contact our Land Conservation Team

Director of Land Conservation
(979) 324-8231
Land Transaction Manager
(254) 223-3056
Director of Engagement
(325) 206-2589
Stewardship Manager
(210) 826-0074
Regional Steward
(830) 900-2567

Regional Steward
(432) 213-3005

Regional Steward
(806) 670-6070

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