Katy Prairie Conservancy

Katy Prairie Conservancy is now the Coastal Prairie Conservancy

New name reflects the growth and expansion of the land trust’s mission beyond the Katy Prairie The Katy Prairie Conservancy is now the Coastal Prairie Conservancy. The new name was made public in a surprise announcement on the night of May 4 during its 2022 Bash: Here We Grow Again by Board Chairman Darryl Anderson. Hundreds of guests at the Bash applauded the news and agreed that the new name captures the growth of KPC’s original […]

Your Local Land Trust Helps Conserve Land, Strengthen Communities, and Create a Healthier Planet

In honor of Earth Month, local land trusts are highlighting the work being done to conserve land, strengthen communities, and create a healthier planet. Land trusts have conserved more than 60 million acres of land across the United States. Here in the Gulf Coast region, four land trusts – Bayou Land Conservancy, Galveston Bay Foundation, Houston Audubon, and Katy Prairie Conservancy – are protecting our natural world — our water, wildlife and open space — for […]

City Nature Challenge on the Coastal Prairie

Join the Katy Prairie Conservancy for the globe’s biggest biodiversity monitoring event! The City Nature Challenge encourages people around the world to find and document wildlife in their cities. Run by the Community Science teams at the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the CNC is an annual four-day global bioblitz at the end of April, where cities are in a collaboration-meets-friendly- competition to see not only what can be accomplished when we all work […]

2022 KPC Volunteer Orientation

Save the date for our 2022 KPC Volunteer Orientation on February 12, 2022 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM at the Indiangrass Preserve. This is a great training opportunity for new and current volunteers alike. Come to learn about KPC’s latest news, updates on our preserves, history of the Katy Prairie, ecology of the coastal prairie, and important information on all of our current volunteer opportunities. This will also be a great opportunity to meet fellow KPC volunteers and […]

Katy Prairie Conservancy: Putting Down Roots 2021

Join the Katy Prairie Conservancy for Putting Down Roots 2021 on November 13th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Indiangrass Preserve! This annual planting event brings the KPC community together with native prairie planting, interactive displays from regional partners, and educational activities for the whole family. As always, new volunteers and participants of all ages are welcome to join. Snacks and water will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you have dietary restrictions. Don’t forget […]

Katy Prairie Conservancy Awarded $2 Million in Funding for Wetlands Conservation

Restored wetlands on the Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Indiangrass Preserve; photo courtesy of Don Pine.

The Katy Prairie Conservancy is pleased to announce a grant of $2 million through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). The Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Coastal Prairie Strategic Habitat Initiative II project funded by this grant involves the permanent preservation of a 2,433-acre ranch in Jackson County with a conservation easement. The ranch encompasses bottomland forest, native prairie, wetlands, and agricultural lands and hosts abundant wildlife.  The grant will also support the restoration of 360 […]

Headwaters to Baywaters: A Story of Urban Resilience Launches

Story map informs and educates on the importance of riparian corridors and the need to protect them in our region. Bayou Land Conservancy, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Galveston Bay Foundation, Houston Audubon, and Katy Prairie Conservancy announce Headwaters to Baywaters: A Story of Urban Resilience, an interactive website at www.harcresearch.org/H2BRiparian. Shown through beautiful photographs and interactive maps, this website explains the scientific importance of riparian corridors and the organizations’ conservation efforts to preserve them in the Houston-Galveston Region. Riparian […]

Katy Prairie Conservancy and Partners awarded $7 million for The Texas Coastal Prairie Initiative to Conserve the Highly Imperiled Coastal Prairie Ecosystem in Texas

The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) along with its partner organizations announced today a $7 million pledge from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through its Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). This award will support the Texas Coastal Prairie Initiative, which aims to conserve large contiguous areas of coastal prairie through the work of KPC and its 21 project partners. “We are so grateful for this award that will allow KPC and its partners to work […]

Katy Prairie Conservancy Announces Renewal of Accreditation

The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation, required every five years, through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. KPC was first accredited in 2016. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, […]

Katy Prairie Conservancy Raises $150,000 Through Virtual Bash

Free fundraiser featured wildlife biologist J. Drew Lanham The Katy Prairie Conservancy, one of the largest local land conservation organizations by acreage in southeast Texas, hosted its 2020 Bash on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Thanks to the generous donors in attendance, more than $150,000 was raised to continue the preservation of coastal prairie in southeast Texas. The evening began with remarks from Mark Klein, Chairman of the Board, to introduce the organization, […]