List of Conservation & Environmental Organizations in North Central Texas

From an appendix in Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas; copyright 1999 BRIT and Austin College


Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 201, Austin, TX 78732; 512/339-9432; internet

Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands (Fannin and Wise counties) U. S. Forest Service, P.O. Box 507, 1400 N. US 81/287, Decatur, TX 76234; 940/627-5475 or Caddo Work Center (Field Office) U.S. Forest Service, Rt. 2 Honey Grove, TX 75446; 903/378-2103

Fort Hood Center for Cooperative Ecological Research (Bell and Coryell counties) (Cooperative agreement between Department of Defense and The Nature Conservancy of Texas); 254/287-2885; FAX 254/288-5039; e-mail; internet

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (Grayson County); 6465 Refuge Road; Sherman, TX 75092-5917; 903/786-2826; e-mail; internet

Pat Mayse State Wildlife Management Area (Lamar County); Pat Mayse Project Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 129, Powderly, TX 75473; 903/732-3020

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Environmental Division), P.O. Box 17300, 819 Taylor St., Ft. Worth, TX 76102-0300; 817/978-2201; internet

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Region 6-EN-XP), 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas TX 75202-2733, 214/665-2258; internet main site; internet region 6 site

EPA Office of Planning and Coordination, Contact: Robert D. Lawrence, Chief, EPA Region 6-EN-XP, 214/665-2258, internet

EPA Ecosystems Protection Branch, Contact: Richard Hoppers, Chief, EPA Region 6-WQ-E, 214/665-7135

EPA Marine and Wetlands Section, Contact: Becky Weber, Chief 214/665-6680 or Richard Prather, Wetlands Coordinator 214/665-8830 or Norm Sears, Texas State Lead 214/665-8336

EPA Watershed Management Section, Sharon Parrish, Chief, 214/665-7145


Texas Agricultural Extension Service (county offices in each county)

Texas Agricultural Extension Service Stephenville Research and Extension Center, Route 2, Box 1, Stephenville, TX 76401; 254/968-4144; internet

Texas Agricultural Extension Service Dallas Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252; 972/231-5362

Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, 4200 Smith School Rd., Austin, TX 78744, 1-800/792-1112 - General Information Line; internet main site:

internet List of Texas State Parks:

Bonham State Park (Fannin Co), RR 1 Box 337, Bonham, TX 75418 903/583-5022

Cedar Hill State Park (Dallas Co.), P.O. Box 2649, Cedar Hill, TX 75104 972/291-3900

Cleburne State Park (Johnson Co.), 5800 Park Road 21, Cleburne, TX 76031 817/645-4215

Cooper Lake State Park (Delta and Hopkins cos.), Rt 1 Box 231-A15, Cooper, TX 75432 903/395-3100

Dinosaur Valley State Park (Somervell), P O Box 396, Glen Rose, TX 76043 254/897-4588

Eisenhower State Park (Grayson Co.) RR 2 Box 50K, Denison TX 75020 903/465-1956

Lake Brownwood State Park (Brown Co.), RR 5, Box 160, Lake Brownwood, TX 76801 915/784-5223

Lake Mineral Wells Park (Parker Co.), RR 4 Box 39 C, Mineral Wells, TX 76067 940/328-1171

Lake Whitney State Park (Hill Co.), Box 1175, Whitney, TX 76692 254/694-3793

Meridian State Park (Bosque Co.), Rt. 2, Box 2465, Meridian. TX 76665 254/435-2536

Mother Neff State Park (Coryell Co.), 1680 Texas 236 Hwy, Moody, TX 76557-3317 254/853-2389

Possum Kingdom State Park (Palo Pinto Co.), P.O. Box 70, Caddo TX 76429 940/549-1803

Ray Roberts Lake State Park (Cooke and Denton cos.), 100 PW 4137, Pilot Point TX 76258-8944 940/686-2148

Granger Wildlife Management Area (Williamson Co.) Rt. 2, Box 501, Burnet, TX 78611 512/859-2668 or 512/756-2945

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P. O. Box 13807, Austin, TX 78711, 512/239-1000; internet


Dallas Nature Center, 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75249; (972) 296-1955; FAX (972) 296-0072

Dallas County Park and Open Space Program, 411 Elm Street, 3rd Floor, TX 75202-3301; 214/653-6653; FAX 214/653-651

Harry S. Moss Park (City of Dallas); Contact: Ruth Andersson May; 214/361-7772

Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, TX 76135; 817/237-1111; FAX 817/237-1168

Parkhill Prairie Preserve, Collin County Parks and Open Space Program, 7117 County Road 166, McKinney, TX 75070-7317; 972/548-4141

River Legacy Living Science Center, P.O. Box 150392, Arlington, TX 76015; 817/860-6752; FAX 817/860-1595;; internet


Austin College and its Center for Environmental Studies, 900 North Grand Avenue, Sherman, TX 75090; 903/817-2000 general number; 903/817-2342 Science Area Secretary; General internet; Biology Dept. internet;

Austin College Center for Environmental Studies internet

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 509 Pecan Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-4060; 817/332-4441; FAX 817/332-4112; e-mail; internet

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, One Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069-8840; 972/562-5566; e-mail; internet

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (previously National Wildflower Research Center), 4801 Lacrosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739; 512/292-4200; e-mail; internet

Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT), State Office, Coordinator: Dana Tucker, P.O. Box 891, Georgetown, TX 78627; 512/238-0695; FAX 512/238-0703; e-mail

Local NPSOT Chapter Contacts in North Central Texas

Belton (Tonkawa)---Marie Kline, 134 Woodland Trail, Belton, TX 76513, 817/780-1715

Collin County---Betsy Farris, 4205 Tynes Drive, Garland, TX 75042, 972/494-2241

Dallas---Hannah Larson, 1020 N. Cedar Hill Rd., Cedar Hill, TX 75104, 972/291-7545

Denton---Lou Kraft, 1933 Laurelwood, Denton, TX 76201, 817/387-7725

North Central Texas---Jim Leavy, 4115 Bellaire Dr. S., Fort Worth, TX 76109, 817/923-4189

Waco---Bob Chapman, 441 Lindenwood W., Hewitt, TX 76643, 817/666-7046

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Contact: S. Lee Stone, 3503 Lafayette Avenue, Austin, TX 78722-1807; 512/327-5437; FAX 512/476-1663; e-mail

Natural Area Preservation Association, (a land trust; accepts land to preserve in perpetuity), 4144 Cochran Chapel Road, Dallas, TX 75209; 214/823-1848; internet

The Nature Conservancy of Texas, State Office, P.O. Box 1440, San Antonio, Texas 78295-1440; 210/224-8774; e-mail; internet

The Nature Conservancy of Texas, North Texas/Blackland Prairies Regional Office, Contact: James Eidson, Clymer Meadow Preserve, County Road 1140, Celeste, TX 75423; 903/568-4139

Texas Committee on Natural Resources, 5952 Royal Lane, Suite 168, Dallas, TX 75230; 214/368-1791; FAX 214/265-1260; e-mail

Texas Organization for Endangered Species (TOES), P.O. Box 12773, Austin, TX 78711; internet

Thompson Foundation , 2801 Turtle Creek---2W, Dallas, TX 75219; 214/522-6142; e-mail


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