Kirsti is retiring!

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Dear Members and Friends,

Kirsti Harms, Native Prairies Association of Texas Executive Director, has decided to retire and spend less time in the office and more time on the prairie, working on her favorite projects at Maddin Prairie and the Dowell Ranch. She has graciously offered to remain on staff to keep our current projects moving along until the Board of Directors can find a new Executive Director. Please join me in thanking Kirsti for her hard work for Texas Prairies over the past four years as Executive Director and her 11 years before that as a Board member, Secretary, President-elect and President. She has a true passion to save Texas Prairies!

During her time as NPAT Executive Director, Kirsti oversaw the addition of over 820 acres of prairie through fee-simple acquisition plus more than 965 acres of conservation easements with a 521-acre conservation easement and a 182-acre fee simple acquisition ready to close this year. She also managed our recent land trust accreditation renewal – no mean feat!

Kirsti will always be a member of the NPAT family, and we hope to see her out on the prairie for years to come.

The Board began the official search for the next Executive Director this week and we’ll post more information on our website when the search is successful—so stay tuned.

Kirsti – our heartfelt thanks for your dedication to NPAT and Texas Prairies—we wish you the best!


Erin Hatchett
NPAT President