Texas is home to many threatened and endangered species that are protected by state and federal laws. You can implement management practices that enhance the survival of endangered species, leaving a lasting legacy for future generations. Programs are in place to provide incentives for endangered species management.
Landowners that are interested in conducting management practices that may improve wildlife habitat but are concerned about additional responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act may want to consider the voluntary Safe Harbor program. Landowners that enroll in this program are only responsible for the
baseline populations at the time of enrollment.
Conservation programs are available to landowners that are interested in managing their land for endangered species. These programs can share in the cost of implementing habitat improvement practices.
Landowners that manage for wildlife and endangered species may be eligible for property tax reductions.
TFS works closely with state and federal wildlife agencies to manage endangered species in state forests, such as the red-cockaded woodpecker, and provide technical assistance to private landowners.