Only a few days left to register for America’s Grasslands Conference in Fort Worth at the Downtown Fort Worth Hilton (815 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102)
on November 14 – 16, 2017!


(Visit our Calendar page for hikes, field trips, meet-ups & events)

We will not hold our November 2017 meet-up – as we are busy partnering with National Wildlife Federation to present the America’s Grasslands Conference. Please join us at the conference.

America’s Grasslands Conference registration is NOW OPEN!  Find out about the field trips here

The fourth biennial America’s Grasslands Conference brings together researchers, natural resource professionals, farmers and ranchers, policy experts, and conservationists to discuss relevant issues related to the conservation of North America’s grasslands.


Meet at Amon G. Carter, Jr. – Downtown YMCA at 512 Lamar Street,  Corner of 5th and Lamar Streets


Parking can be found in two lots: between 4th and 5th Ave., along Burnett or across from the building & between 3rd and 4th St., also along Burnett. Parking free with validation from the front desk. Parking in the street is free after 6pm.

Grasses blowing in the wind. Photo by Kirsti Harms.

Maddin Prairie Winter Bird Survey
Saturday and Sunday, December 9-10, 2017 

Maddin Prairie Preserve,, Mitchell County near Colorado City

Learn more about the birds of the West Texas prairies! Join Pat Merkord and Kirsti Harms on this annual survey for one or both days. We’ll bird all day Saturday and until mid afternoon on Sunday. The survey involves driving on dirt roads and hiking at several points on the preserve. Some of the hiking involves walking through tall grass and brush.

All levels of birders are welcome. Contact kirsti_harms@texasprairie.org for more information.

Maddin Prairie Preserve is owned by the Native Prairies Association of Texas.

Sign Up Now for Native Prairies Association of Texas – Fort Worth chapter e-mail newsletters.

The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit membership organization & land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, & appreciation of native prairies, savannas, & other grasslands in Texas. NPAT protects over 3,850 acres of native Texas prairie, including over 100 acres of endangered/threatened tallgrass prairie. NPAT is a 501(c)(3) organization, & your membership and contributions are fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law.


Fort Worth Chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas is a proud member of Teaming with Wildlife: True to Texas! Teaming with Wildlife is a coalition of businesses & organizations across the state that value wildlife & sound conservation practices. Find out more about this coalition at www.teamingtxwildlife.com



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