Texas Land Trust a Reality
By Grit Staff | Jan 1, 2008
Each year, 870,000 Texas acres – equaling the size of the historic King Ranch – succumb to development and fragmentation. To address this challenge, leaders of Texas’ statewide agricultural and landowner organizations came together to create the Texas Agricultural Land Trust. More …
Facilitated by American Farmland Trust and modeled on agricultural land trusts in Colorado, Wyoming and California, TALT promotes the conservation of productive private working lands and wildlife habitats. The creation of this new land trust enhances both public and private efforts to conserve Texas’ vital natural resources, and will augment efforts across the state to stem the loss of rural lands.
For more information, visit the Web site at www.Farmland.org/programs/states/tx/default.asp.
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