Blackland Prairie Chapter

Welcome to the Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas! We’re glad you’re here. We’d love to see you at one of our events — check our calendar for the latest info.

This chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas represents 13 North Central Texas counties: Dallas, Collin, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall, and Van Zandt. (see map).

The Blackland chapter formed in July 2014. Many of its members were galvanized by the discovery of original blackland prairie parcels at White Rock Lake in Dallas. The chapter has since been a leading voice to identify, preserve, and promote prairies in Dallas County and beyond. Read more about the Blackland Prairie.


Blackland Chapter Prairie Journal

News, events, and more.

Cedar Ridge Preserve Field Trip
Photo by Ben Sandifer, Trinity Trails Blog Saturday, November 11 < h5>Meet 9:30 am at Cedar Ridge Preserve < h5>7171 ...
Grassland Wildlife with Pat Merkord
Grassland Wildlife with Pat Merkord Executive director, Native Prairies Association of Texas North Texas Master Naturalists Wednesday, November 8 6:30 ...
BNPAT’s Mathews Prairie and Clymer Meadow Field Trip
Saturday, October 14, 8:30 am We’ll spend the morning at Mathews Prairie, a 100-acre pristine Blackland Prairie preserve. It is ...
The Race to Preserve Mathews Prairie
Native Prairies Association of Texas is raising $50,000 to buy Mathews Prairie, a rare 100-acre Blackland Prairie west of Greenville ...
Cedar Ridge Preserve Field Trip
Saturday, November 11 < h5>Meet 9:30 am at Cedar Ridge Preserve < h5>7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75249 Carpooling ...
America’s Grasslands Conference
NPAT will be a part of the next America’s Grasslands Conference takes place November 14-16, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas ...

The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit membership organization and land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands.  NPAT protects over 4,031 acres of native Texas Prairie, including over 1,340 acres of endangered/threatened tallgrass prairie. NPAT is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your membership and contributions are fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law.