Bayou Land Conservancy

Rating: 4.93 stars   55 reviews

Issues: Environment, Water

Location: 10330 Lake Rd. Bldg. J Houston TX 77070 USA

Mission: Bayou Land Conservancy is a community-sponsored land preservation organization working with willing landowners to permanently protect land in the greater Houston region. We preserve river and bayou corridors, other properties with significant wildlife habitat value and places where family recreation can occur in harmony with nature. Our "No Child Left Inside" education program connects tomorrow's conservation leaders with nature today. Bayou Land Conservancy is proud to have conserved over 8,600 acres in the greater Houston region.
Results: This year over 2000 students and teachers have done hands-on, TEKS-aligned, science based activities at our Little Cypress Creek Preserve in northwest Houston. We permanently protect lands in and around Houston. To date, we preserve 39 properties with a total of 8,600 acres.
Target demographics: Children from diverse backgrounds from around Houston between the ages 10 and 18. Landowners who want to permanently protect their land for years to come.
Geographic areas served: Greater Houston area
Programs:  Conservation Programs: 1. Protect ecologically important lands. These lands currently include: a. The Spring Creek Greenway Corridor, the green liquid boundary that separates Harris and Montgomery counties. This critical open area is home to numerous mammals and supplies habitat for bird species which need the resting grounds on their migratory flights. Spring Creek is a "navigable" water body of at least 30 feet wide throughout most of its winding corridor all the way to the San Jacinto River - another focus area for LLT. This area is also important as it provides an opportunity for low-impact use in the form of canoeing, kayaking, and hiking trails - a nature area so close to downtown Houston but what feels like miles away. b. Washington County. This county, despite its still mostly rural nature, is a highly fragmented county due to much of the land being previously subdivided for cotton and cattle uses. But the rolling hill beauty of this area is facing rapidly expanding "mini-ranchetting", even further subdividing the tracts. c. Cypress Creek corridor in NW Harris County. d. All large, contiguous tracts in the Houston region where we can work with adjacent landowners to provide true wildlife habitat and flood buffer corridors for downstream residents. 2. Raise money for operations, the purchase of development rights, and restoration and enhancement of our preserves. 3. Increase support by the local population with naturalist educational events including our “No Child Left Inside” educational program.4. Continue to be recognized land conservation experts in the Houston area.

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Rating: 5 stars  

take our family here ( Little Cypress Creek Preserve) to bike and hike all the time. We love it, the trails are not too difficult to children to bike and you can see tonnes of neat things, great learning environment. Also have taken one of daughters troops there and planted trees with one of the preserve staff- awesome experience- especially for city kids who need to get outside more.
Thanks for the opportunity and work you do. We all need to spend more time in places like this!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

tears are in my eyes, I woke up this morning, and looked at a paper I grabbed yesterday only to see the, that the deerpark bayou was in doubt of being lost, only the paper is over 10 days old. I immediately went to your site to see the outcome and see its saved!! THANKYOU, thanks for fighting for this, YOU DID IT!!!!!

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Life-changing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am currently doing an internship at Bayou Land Conservancy and I have never seen an organization that works diligently to preserve Houston area land and watersheds. Before I started my internship, I only used to worry so much about the consequence of erosion that I would have planted Chinese tallow without knowing the side effect. But now, I am learning a lot from a very knowledgeable staff on how to sensibly preserve green species for the future generation. It’s a blessing to have an organization with high devotion to create environmental awareness.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started an internship at Bayou Land Conservancy this summer, and the quality of the staff and volunteers' restoration work and dedication to preserving the land and waterways is amazing. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about the land and the local wildlife and spend a lot of time and effort making sure the native species and habitats are well protected. We visited the Little Cypress Creek Preserve a couple of weeks ago and had a great time hiking and learning about the local species of insects, birds, and trees. The dedication and the quality of work at this organization is really impressive.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I found it stimulating & heartwarming finding out how my little neighbors the beavers died. Caught in traps near their homes & the yards they cleared of brush, weeds & soft wood trees. They made it so easy to find the paper & other trash washed down the creek banks. The children of my friends & relatives who often came to enjoy the playful antics of the beaver "pups" will no longer see the bever families or enjoy the walks & listen to the slapping sounds of play in the slowly moving waters in the new "Greenway along Spring Creek".

It makes a lasting impression & lesson, of MAN in his infinate wisdom, playing GOD, on young people & I suppose it is a good history lesson on our youth who will take this all over someday. You can bet that the old timers who used to swim this creek & young men who roamed the creekbanks of Spring Creek appreciate the elemination of this element of the Greenway. Maybe some of the sponsors of Bayou Land Conservancy need to know how the selection process goes regarding park inhabitants.

Seems to me the persons of Spring Trails HOA, should resign in shame before the membership finds out what they have been doing with HOA funds & OUR resources, but I'm sure they are to full of themselves to do that.

Pct.3 Commish. James Noack sure didn't put up much of a fight when he found out how the extermination of our little park residents were murdered. The folks of Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center at least got off their duffs & notified somebody. Maybe some people on the Harris Co. side will care more about our little park residents. I
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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently visited the Little Cypress Creek area on a class field trip from Waltrip High School and the Bayou Land Conservancy members were very nice and allowed me to gather knowledge on the subject. It was a lot of fun and i learned about a variety of fields such as invasive species, ecology, and ways to determine water quality.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our school brought 5th graders to the conservancy and it was an awesome experience. Thank you so much for promoting science and the enviornment! The whole trip was also fun and engaging. Thanks:)

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Rating: 5 stars  

The concervancy was awesome! Many of our students had never been in on an outdoor adventure. They loved it! Our Group leaders were very knowledgeable and had un ending patience with the students. I grew up in the country, and still learned new things! Thank you for having us!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our students had such a wonderful experience on their field trip! The experiences they had were so enriching and will open them up to seeing nature in a whole new way. It's hard to pick the favorite, but the pond experience definitely stood out for all the kids. Thank you so much!

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Life-changing

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Rating: 5 stars  

BLC's broad view of conservation allows and spurs the staff to open every door for all ages! From the No child left inside program, Know your Watershed, Zero Waste picnics, advocacy opportunities, plant it, clean it, smell it, look at it, learn it, teach it, and for the sake of civilization, preserve it! The leadership of J. Lorenz leaves nothing to be desired. Her committed staff is a result of that leadership. The growth of BLC is a result of her vision. clapclapclapping for BLC

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