Another prairie saved! The 427-acre Burleson Farm and Maruna Meadow are exceptional Blackland prairies owned by the Burleson family. The conservation of these iconic restored and remnant prairies in Bell County focuses on conservation of this rapidly disappearing native grassland.
Our newest acquisition, the Elder Ranch, now known as Elder Prairie was donated to NPAT in April 2023 by the Houston Trust Company as the Trustee of the Charles Jago Elder Charitable Trust. The conservation easement is held by the Texas Land Conservancy.
NPAT and Della Barbato are collaborating with the Texas Master Naturalists Gulf Coast chapter to install another school pocket prairie at Lantrip Elementary School, an Environmental Science magnet school in Houston. Irmi Willcockson, President of the chapter, approached Della about setting up a student project in which the chapter members could serve.