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.

Native Plants and Prairies Day
May 4, 2024 10 am - 3 pm Bath House Cultural Center @ White Rock Lake (521 East Lawther Dr., ...
Native Plants and Prairies Day
Saturday, May 4th, 202310 a.m. to 3 p.m.Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake521 East Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX ...
Welcome to the New Site!
Howdy and welcome to the new Blackland Prairie Chapter blog! We've moved under the NPAT State umbrella to serve you ...
Blackland Prairie Chapter Resources
Here are some recommended resources from the Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas. Our Prairie Defender ...
Prairies of North Texas
(Photo by Sean Fitzgerald) The native grasslands of the Blackland Prairie region in this list represent the rare remainders of ...
About the Blackland Prairie
The original prairie is a diverse unplowed ecosystem of mainly native grasses and flowering plants (forbs). The type of prairie ...

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.