Environment and Conservation
Improving quality of life.
To build more resilient communities, we invest in protecting and restoring natural resources. Our programs and partnerships are aligned around common goals of conserving water, protecting land and air, and funding conservation research and education.
We partner with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to support conservation projects in the Pecos Watershed, located in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas. Through this partnership, we’ve leveraged public and private funds to empower smaller organizations to complete projects that restore riparian and grassland habitats, protect native aquatic populations from invasive species and define the necessary actions to conserve several lesser-understood species.
Across our operating areas and in Houston, we support various clean-up efforts and tree plantings. We’re also helping our partners educate our communities about protecting biodiversity by supporting programs at the Houston Zoo and Wildlife Center of Texas.
These are just some of the ways we’re partnering to build more resilient communities. Explore more about our environmental investments and partnerships below.
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Our Community Partners
We support the Zoo’s Conservation Education programs, which provide free field trips, free Camp Zoofari registrations and free community programming to Houstonians with the overall goal of cultivating conservation leaders.
We support conservation projects in the Pecos River Watershed, which extends from eastern New Mexico into West Texas, and comprises a large portion of the energy-rich Permian Basin. The Pecos Watershed Conservation Initiative identifies strategic conservation opportunities and works to enhance and restore the natural resources and wildlife habitat in the region.
We support Planting for the Future, which works with industry, wildlife groups and private landowners to create large-scale tree and shrub plantings on private land that will serve as habitat for future generations. Our support helps provide trees to the landowner at no cost.
Our funding supports the Wildlife Center’s rescue, transport, treatment, rehabilitation and release of native wildlife, as well as their environmental education efforts for individuals and organizations.
Our funds are used to plant trees throughout greater Houston in historically under-served areas at local schools, parks, streets and in neighborhoods, as well as tree nursery operations and community education.