Conservation Partners connecting working lands conservation from the Gulf of Mexico to the High Plains with the vision of a sustainable landscape of natural resources resilient to the threats and stressors associated with our changing world.

(903) 570-9626
Conservation Coordinator 

LCC Partners

Federal Agencies

  • Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service helps America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners conserve the nation’s soil, water, air, and other natural resources.  All programs are voluntary and offer science-based solutions that benefit both the landowner and the environment.

  • Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s mission relates to science, service, and stewardship.  It is to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts; to share that knowledge and information with others; and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.

  • Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    The mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is to deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our nation’s security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters.  In the environmental arena, the Corps of Engineers works in partnership with other federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions to find innovative solutions to challenges that affect everyone–sustainability, climate change, endangered species, environmental cleanup, ecosystem restoration, and more.

  • Department of the Interior, National Park Service

    The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.  The National Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

  • Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.  The agency manages the 150-million-acre network of more than 550 national wildlife refuges, enforces federal wildlife laws, protects endangered species, manages migratory birds, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves wildlife habitat such as wetlands, helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts, and distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies each year.

  • Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey

    The U.S. Geological Survey serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.  As the nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems.  The agency’s diversity of scientific expertise enables large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provides impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.

State Agencies

  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

    The mission of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is to manage, conserve, and promote wise utilization of Louisiana's renewable fish and wildlife resources and their supporting habitats through replenishment, protection, enhancement, research, development, and education for the social and economic benefit of current and future generations; to provide opportunities for knowledge of and use and enjoyment of these resources; and to promote a safe and healthy environment for the users of the resources. 

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

    The mission of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is the management, protection, and enhancement of wildlife resources and habitat for the scientific, educational, recreational, aesthetic, and economic benefits to present and future generations of citizens and visitors to Oklahoma. 

  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

    The mission of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  

Non-governmental Organizations

  • Ducks Unlimited

    Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl.  These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.  Begun in 1937, during the Dust Bowl days, Ducks Unlimited is now the world’s largest and most effective private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization, delivering its work through a series of partnerships with private individuals, landowners, agencies, scientific communities, and other entities.

  • The Conservation Fund

    For nearly 30 years, The Conservation Fund has been saving special places across America.  The organization has protected more than 7 million acres of land and water in all 50 states, from the park down the street to historic battlefields, wild areas, and favorite destinations of all kinds.  Working with community, government, and business partners, The Conservation Fund strives to balance economic and environmental goals.

  • The Nature Conservancy

    Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.  The organization achieves this through the dedicated efforts of its diverse staff, including more than 600 scientists located in all 50 U.S. states and more than 35 countries; with the help of many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations; and by using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to its unique core values.  

Partnerships

  • Gulf Coast Joint Venture

    The Gulf Coast Joint Venture is a bird habitat conservation partnership that spans the coastal portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.  One of 18 similar joint ventures within the United States, it is a regional subset of a highly successful, nearly 30-year-old public-private partnership called the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.  

  • Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture

    The Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture is a regional, self-directed partnership of government and non-governmental organizations and individuals working across administrative boundaries to deliver landscape-level planning and science-based conservation, linking on-the-ground management with national bird population goals.  Its mission is to plan for and facilitate bird habitat conservation, research, and outreach in an effort to ensure sustainable populations of priority bird species in the Edwards Plateau and Oaks and Prairies Bird Conservation Regions in Oklahoma and Texas.  One of 18 similar joint ventures within the United States, it is a regional subset of a highly successful, nearly 30-year-old public-private partnership called the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.

  • Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership

    The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership aims to protect and improve healthy aquatic habitat in reservoir systems nationwide for the benefit of fish and wildlife and the enhancement of quality of life for people and their communities.  It is part of the National Fish Habitat Partnership, a broad effort to protect, restore, and enhance the nation’s fish and aquatic communities through partnerships that foster fish habitat conservation and improve the quality of life for the American people.

  • Rio Grande Joint Venture

    The Rio Grande Joint Venture is a newly forming habitat-based joint venture covering the Chihuahuan Desert and Tamaulipan Brushlands Bird Conservation Regions in Texas and Mexico.  Its mission is to conserve the avian communities and habitats of the bi-national Rio Grande River Region.  One of 18 similar joint ventures within the United States, it is a regional subset of a highly successful, nearly 30-year-old public-private partnership called the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. 

  • Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership

    The Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership is a regional collaboration of natural resource and science agencies, conservation organizations, and private interests developed to strengthen the management and conservation of aquatic resources in the southeastern United States.  It is part of the National Fish Habitat Partnership, a broad effort to protect, restore, and enhance the nation’s fish and aquatic communities through partnerships that foster fish habitat conservation and improve the quality of life for the American people.