Our Mission: Creating a Unified Voice in Support of Wildlife Conservation in Texas.

The 2015 Eco-Summit Series

This summer, the Coalition will sponsor five, full-day forums in a city near you so we can introduce the Coalition, provide members with relevant information, and encourage Texans to provide their input regarding conservation issues. At each Eco-Summit we'll host listening sessions, and facilitate collaboration between local and regional organizations.  Attendees will include individuals involved in creating the Texas Conservation Action Plan (TCAP), such as land owners, TPWD biologists, academia, conservation organizations, and elected officials.

  • Learn about Teaming With Wildlife: True To Texas’ role in conserving our natural heritage.
  • Discuss the host ecoregion’s Texas Conservation Action Plan handbook.
  • Learn about pressing conservation issues in your ecoregion.
  • Learn how to contribute to wildlife near you.
  • Voice your concerns about local wildlife and conservation issues.
  • Inform others of your wildlife projects and connect with others involved in similar projects.

At each Eco-Summit, you'll have a chance to talk about your priorities for your area, and to work with others to advance your goals, and that of natural resources in Texas. We encourage you to choose an Eco-Summit based on your interests, expertise, or geographic convenience and add your voice to the conservation conversation. Register online for an Eco-Summit near you by clicking on the corresponding link below and completing the online registration form.

Weslaco Eco-Summit 7/10/2015

Fort Davis Eco-Summit 7/18/2015

San Antonio Eco-Summit 7/24/2015

Fort Worth Eco-Summit 7/31/2015

Houston Eco-Summit 8/11/2015

 

Tentative 2015 Eco-Summit Series Agenda

8:00 a.m.

Eco-Summit Sign-in Starts

9:00 a.m.

The State of Wildlife Conservation in Texas. (Speaker dependent on Ecoregion)

John Davis- TPWD Wildlife Diversity Program Director

Richard Heilbrun- TPWD Wildlife Conservation Outreach Program

Michael Warriner- TPWD Nongame and Rare Species Program Leader

10:00 a.m.

The Teaming With Wildlife: True To Texas Coalition. 

Rob Denkhaus- Director of Teaming With Wildlife: True To Texas

11:00 a.m.

The State of Wildlife Conservation in the Host Eco-region.

Weslaco - Stephanie Galla- World Birding Center State Parks Habitat Biologist

Fort Davis - Deirdre Hisler- Davis Mountains Project Director- The Nature Conservancy

San Antonio - Annalisa Peace- Executive Director Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance

Fort Worth - Jack Tidwell- Environment & Development Planning Professional, Former NCTCOG Manager of Environment & Development

Houston  - Jaime Gonzales- Katy Prairie Conservancy

11:50 a.m.

Pre-Lunch Poll

Outcome dictates afternoon Breakout Session 2 topics

12:00-12:50p.m.

Lunch

1:00- 2:20p.m.

Breakout Session 1:

Concurrent Small Group Discussions -Topics vary by Ecoregion

2:30-3:50p.m.

Breakout Session 2:

Concurrent Small Group Discussions - Topics vary by Ecoregion

 

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