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Houston Wilderness Inc

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Causes: Environment, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: Houston wilderness is a broad-based alliance of business, environmental and government interests that act in concert to protect, preserve and promote the unique biodiversity of the greater houston area's remarkably diverse ecosystems.

Programs: Collaborative access program and collaborative grant-organizing program. Collaborative access program - through a series of collaborative access events throughout the year, houston wilderness is providing the nonprofit, business and governmental communities with access to people, places and information on environmental issues of the day that benefit the greater houston region. Houston wilderness also invites the entire environmental/conservation community to participate on various regional efforts by becoming a network partner. Collaborative grant-organizing program - convene network partners and related stakeholders to facilitate in the packaging of large funding requests to pertinent federal and state grant requests that leverage multiple environmental projects and increase regional impacts.

sam houston greenbelt network initiative - a special focus on ecoregion issues in the 13-county area around houston, including a connection of watersheds and open spaces at the region's core, which are most affected by the region's explosive population and development growth. The sam houston greenbelt network incorporates all 7 land-based and 3 water-based ecoregions and is defined by spring creek and cypress creek to the north, trinity river to the east, galveston bay to the south, brazos river to the west, and by four cornerstones - three national wildlife refuges and the katy prairie.

ecosystem services - targeting the ecosystem services within all of the ecoregions for assessment and development of "protection strategies" to allow for continued flood abatement, water quality, carbon sequestration, fish and wildlife habitat, recreation, health, ecotourism and education.

other programs communications and other outdoor initiatives include get outdoors houston! , wilderness passport.

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