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TSSWCBTexas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB)

The state agency that administers Texas’ soil and water conservation law and coordinates conservation and nonpoint source water pollution abatement programs throughout the State.


TCEQ-2C smTexas Commission on Environmental Quality

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality strives to protect our state’s public health and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development. Our goal is clean air, clean water, and the safe management of waste.



GBEP_logo_2006_color smGalveston Bay Estuary Program

The Galveston Bay Estuary Program is one of two estuary programs in Texas. It is charged with implementing The Galveston Bay Plan – a Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for Galveston Bay.




HARC-2013-LOGO-smallHouston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

A research hub providing independent analysis on energy, air, and water issues to people seeking scientific answers.


Shead-ConservationSolutionsShead Conservation Solutions (SCS)

Consulting to assist government and organizations achieve their environmental conservation goals, including public involvement, program planning and implementation, and grant writing.


USGSUnited States Geological Survey (USGS)

A science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)

An agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.