Texas Land Conservancy (TLC) is dedicated to protecting the land, water, and wildlife of Texas from the negative effects of land fragmentation and poorly planned development, ensuring that economic viability and growth is balanced with what makes us Texan: our rural heritage, our open spaces, our farms and ranches, our scenic vistas, and our natural resources. Providing access to these natural areas across the state on both private land and public preserves facilitates TLC's vision of building a community of Texans who share a commitment to protecting our natural heritage.
In addition to raising funds to protect more land across North Texas, we also engage in education and outreach activities on behalf of the public. TLC's Oak Cliff Nature Preserve is 121 acres of green space located right in the middle of urban Dallas. Please consider making a donation to help keep OCNP a thriving urban oasis for the North Texas community.
TLC's main job is to ensure the permanent protection of our conservation properties by making annual visits to each property to monitor its condition. This allows us to see changes over time, to make sure the lands are being used responsibly, and to develop strong relationships with our landowners.
When you support our work, you are providing the backbone for long-term conservation for these valuable properties that provide clean air, abundant water, and important wildlife habitat.
There is no doubt that our urban areas, like the Fort Worth-Dallas metroplex, are growing at an alarming rate. As development encroaches into our natural areas and working lands, you can rest easy knowing that land protected by TLC will remain untouched forever.
Support from donors like you means that we will have the capacity to work with more landowners to conserve an additional 1,400 acres in North Texas by the end of 2022.
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve in Dallas is currently our only TLC-owned property in North Texas that is open to the public. With your help, we will have the resources available to open additional preserves in Dallas, Johnson, and Hunt counties for public use and special events.
Support from donors like you means our 145-acre Vivian J. Malone Preserve located in Johnson County can be opened to the public in 2023.
As a nonprofit organization with limited staff, TLC depends on our community of dedicated volunteers in North Texas to help us maintain trails, battle invasive species, and host events that encourage people to get out on the land.
Support from donors like you means we can build a strong volunteer base to help manage our preserves and make them safe and accessible to the public.
These ambitious goals are not possible without the care and support from the full TLC community. Together, we can make a difference.
- $25 - Purchase one hand tool. Our volunteers swing McLeods, shovels, and loppers.
- $40 - Celebrate TLC's 40th anniversary and help us open more preserves to the public.
- $100 - Sponsor one day of hiking events, member outreach, and community building.
- $250 - Support our staff in the annual monitoring of our conservation properties.
- $500 - Protect more acres of open space in North Texas - forever!