Our New Executive Director!
Meet Amber Arseneaux
Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is thrilled to introduce our new Executive Director, Amber Arseneaux, a dedicated Texan with a wealth of experience and a profound care for our state’s open spaces, rich culture, and agricultural heritage.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Amber to the NPAT family. She brings a wealth of knowledge, dedication, and a genuine love for Texas to her role as the new Executive Director.”~NPAT Board President Erin Hatchett
As a proud native Texan, Amber’s connection to the land runs deep. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Leadership and Development, as well as a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management, both earned from Texas A&M University.
Prior to joining NPAT, Amber dedicated eight years to the Texas Land Conservancy. Her journey with TLC began as the Development Director, where she played a crucial role in fundraising and building support for conservation efforts. Later, as the North Texas Program Director, Amber worked closely with volunteers, fostered community connections around protected properties, and engaged with landowners passionate about preserving the landscapes of North Texas.
Amber is not just an advocate for the environment—she actively engages with it. A devoted Texas Master Naturalist, she volunteers her time to contribute to the preservation and enhancement of our state’s natural resources. Hiking through Texas’s diverse terrains and exploring its natural wonders are some of her favorite pastimes.
In speaking about her new role as Executive Director, Amber says “I’m a prairie person too! I’m thrilled to join the amazing team at the Native Prairies Association of Texas, where my passion for the land meets a community dedicated to preserving our prairies.”
NPAT was founded in 1986 by a group of Texans greatly concerned about our disappearing prairie heritage. Since that time, we’ve protected just shy of 6,000 acres and built an engaged network of prairie advocates across the state. Moving forward, we aim to have an increasing impact on land protection and restoration, especially focused in areas of Texas where prairies need us most.
The NPAT Board of Directors is confident that Amber’s leadership will propel NPAT to new heights—turning prairie passion into prairie action—and furthering our mission to conserve and restore the native prairies that define our great state.
Join us in welcoming Amber as we embark on this exciting journey together!