HNPAT // Houston Chapter

Welcome to the Houston Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas (HNPAT). We’re so glad you’re here. Check the chapter calendar for upcoming monthly meetings, events, field trips and more.

HNPAT provides many programs related to prairie plants, their growing conditions, propagation and usage in the home garden as well as information about insects, birds and animals of the prairie.

HNPAT Counties (click to view larger)

Our long-term goals are:

  • To promote conservation, restoration, and appreciation of our natural heritage – the coastal tallgrass prairie and its extremely biodiverse population of plants, insects, birds and other animals;
  • To expand the base of prairie supporters and advocates by education through lectures, field trips, workshops, educational booths, educational brochures, website and use of the Lawther – Deer Park Prairie Preserve;
  • To support efforts to develop sources for native prairie seeds and plants for use in both large scale restorations and smaller prairie gardens;
  • To aid NPAT in the management of Deer Park Prairie through volunteerism, fundraising and other means;
  • To identify remaining high quality prairie remnants in the greater Houston area and develop strategies and collaborations to protect them.

Houston Chapter Blog

News, events and more!

Thanks! July 26 Volunteers
Thanks, Deer Park Prairie Volunteers, for Your Hard Work on Saturday, July 26!  Kirsti Harms, NPAT President came from Austin ...
“Silver Butt Beetle” to the Uncommon Graceful Grass-Veneer Moth to FIREFLIES! at Deer Park Prairie
Katy Emde, HNPAT and GCMN (Gulf Coast Master Naturalist) member, gave a talk on moths at the July 24, HNPAT ...
New Fort Worth NPAT chapter on cover of Fort Worth Weekly
Burning Passion New Fort Worth Chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas (HNPAT) made the cover of Fort Worth Weekly ...
Prairie Description from 1832
Karl Anton Postl under the pen name of Charles Sealsfield wrote this in 1832 about a scene in western Harris ...
Thanks, DPP Volunteers!!! & other Deer Park Prairie Updates
Many Thanks to Deer Park Prairie Volunteers! &  More Opportunity to Volunteer on Saturday, July 26, open from 9 AM - 6 ...
Friday, 8/1: See KPC’s Rarely Visited Tucker Easement & Seed Collect with Jaime & Lan
Friday, 8/1: See KPC's Rarely Visited Tucker Easement &  Seed Collect with Jaime & Lan Eastern gamagrass is ready to ...
July, 2014 HNPAT Announcements – News – Blogs – Photos
Hi all, Please, scroll down to view the details for each of these items: ​​***Volunteers needed*** for 3 urgent invasive and non-native ...
June, July 2014 Prairie Activities in Photos
To view all photos, go to To view list of albums, go to See links at bottom to individual albums ...

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.