What We Do

The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands in Texas. We've been saving our Texas heritage since 1986.


We protect native prairies, grasslands and inter-related habitats through acquisition, partnerships, and conservation easements for future generations.


We restore native prairie on our own lands, and promote restoration of grassland habitats on other private and public lands in Texas. We assist landowners as well as those interested in sustainable land-use practices by sharing informational resources and advice on restoration.


We provide opportunities to learn more about our prairies through workshops, presentations, field trips and volunteer opportunities.

Your gift will preserve and bring back one of the rarest landscapes in Texas and on earth.

Prairie Journal

News, events, trip reports and more.

Our Prairie People: JoAnn Collins

JoAnn Collins, a passionate advocate for prairie conservation, shares her journey of falling in love with prairies and her efforts to raise awareness about their importance. She actively engages with the community and encourages others to understand and protect local ecosystems. Read along as we dive into JoAnn's prairie journey, showcasing her irreplaceable role within the NPAT community and how passionate individuals like her drive real change.

North Texas Landowner Workshop

Landowners with interest in protecting their own properties through conservation easements are invited to participate in an upcoming workshop hosted by Native Prairies Association of Texas and partners.

Our Prairie People: Julie Mattox

Join us as we explore the remarkable journey of Julie Mattox, whose passion for prairie ecosystems, particularly the tall grass prairie, has led to transformative work in conservation. Through innovative approaches and community engagement, Julie has become a beacon of inspiration in prairie conservation. From reintroducing grazing cattle to managing invasive species, her dedication has yielded remarkable results, with native grasses flourishing and wildlife returning to the land.

Our Prairie People: Marvelyn Granger

Nestled in the heart of the Nellie Gail Ranch is a story of passion, perseverance, and an incredible respect for the natural world. In this interview, we're entering the world of conservation with Marvelyn Granger, a key player in restoring the Nellie Gail Ranch to its natural beauty.

Our New Executive Director!

NPAT is thrilled to introduce our new Executive Director, Amber Arseneaux, a dedicated Texan with a wealth of experience and a profound care for our state's open spaces, rich culture, and agricultural heritage.

Join us!

When you become a member of the Native Prairies Association of Texas, you help us achieve our mission to conserve, restore and teach the value of Texas prairies.

Members receive a subscription to NPAT’s print newsletter, invitations to prairie field trips, workshops, and other events, as well as a share in prairie conservation.

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  • Choose $5, $10, $25, or a custom amount.
  • Your Sustaining gift means dependable support to prairies.
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Join Annually, starting at


  • $35 Student or Senior
  • $50 Individual
  • $75 Family
  • $100 Hero
  • $250 Benefactor
  • $500 Patron
  • Consider making your membership auto-renew so it won’t expire.
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Get in Touch

The best way to contact us is via email. Use the form at right and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Our Address

PO Box 1101
Manchaca, TX 78652

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