Fayette Prairie Chapter

Welcome to the Fayette 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.

The Fayette Prairie region — click map to view larger.

The Fayette Prairie is a blackland prairie separated from the larger Blackland Prairie to the west by Post Oak Savanah.

As with other NPAT chapters, our goal is to develop a local program of education, field trips, outreach, and cooperative efforts in conservation and restoration.   

Smaller Acreage Restoration Program

The Fayette Prairie Chapter has developed SARP, a grant program designed to help our members with prairie restoration projects. The goal of this grant is to cover 50% of the upfront costs of herbicide and native grass and flowering plant seeds for restoration on projects smaller than 25 acres. We will also help landowners with equipment and chapter workdays, offer education and information resources for prairie maintenance throughout the restoration period. Find out more.

Fayette Prairie Journal

News, events and more.

Quebe Prairie field group
Quebe Prairie Field Trip
Under the expert guidance of Jason Singhurst, Tim Siegmund and Will Newman (all TPWD), a group of 31 of us ...
Fayette Chapter eastern gamma harvest
Harvesting Local Ecotype Eastern Gamma Grass
Neal Cook, NPAT Fayette Prairie Chapter member, has been cultivating grasses from the Fayette Prairie for decades. Seeds and plants ...

Presentations

A growing collection of chapter talks.

21st Century Texas: Climate, water, science, and society
21st Century Texas: Climate, water, science, and society
Jay Banner, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Environmental Science Institute (April 11, 2024) Dr ...
Navigating Climate Models: Understanding Future Climate Trends in South Central Texas
Zong-Liang Yang, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences (February 22, 2024) ...
tawny crazy ants
Tawny crazy ants and their microsporian pathogen: biology, ecology, and sustainable control
Edward LeBrun, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Integrative Biology, Brackenridge Field Laboratory (September 21, 2023) Tawny crazy ants! ...
Has Thicketization of the Post Oak Savanna Reduced Groundwater Recharge in the Carrizo Wilcox Aquifer?
Has Thicketization of the Post Oak Savanna Reduced Groundwater Recharge in the Carrizo Wilcox Aquifer
Shishir Basant and Bradford Wilson, Texas A&M University, Ecology and Conservation Biology (April 13, 2023) Much of the historical more ...
Adaptive Grazing Management for Prairie
Adaptive Grazing Management for Prairie
Matt Machacek, Rangeland Management Specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (February 9, 2023) Matt Machacek is a Rangeland Management Specialist for ...
Prairies, Change, and Weeds
Prairies, Change and Weeds
Dr. Barron Rector, Associate Professor and Range Specialist at TAMU AgriLife Extension Service (November 11, 2022) Dr. Rector is an Associate Professor ...

Workshops

A growing collection of chapter workshops.

Bird and Pollinator Workshop, La Grange TX 9-30-22
Bird and Pollinator Workshop
The Fayette Prairie NPAT Chapter held a workshop on bird and pollinators on September 30, 2022. It brought together experts ...
Remnant little bluestem prairie
Prairie and Woodland Restoration Clinic
Fayette Prairie Chapter visits remnant little bluestem prairie during Prairie and Woodland Restoration Clinic, October 2021 ...

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.