Texas Parks and Wildlife highlights importance of voluntary land stewardship

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has partnered with other wildlife associations and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board to highlight the importance of voluntary land stewardship in Texas during the Soil and Water Stewardship Week starting Sunday through May 1.

The theme of this year’s campaign is “Land Stewardship Produces a Healthy Texas.”

According to the press release issued by TPWD, ”voluntary land stewardship is the careful and responsible management of land and its resources, which is the keystone for preserving the natural resources of Texas.” Because 95 percent of Texas land is privately owned it is vital that the State has voluntary land stewardship to help keep these resources healthy.

“This campaign aims to bring more awareness and support to voluntary land stewardship, because the way we manage our resources on private lands directly impacts the water resources available for public consumption,” said Clayton Wolf, TPWD wildlife division director. “TPWD is proud to partner with ATSWCD to bring more support to voluntary land stewardship,” he said according to the release.

For more information, visit tsswcb.texas.gov.