Mission: The native prairies association of texas (npat) is a non-profit land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands in texas.
Programs: Land conservation, general / other: discovery, acquisition, management, restoration, and educational use of prairie remnants, both via conservation easement and ownership, in the state of texas. Npat owns 2 prairie remnants (~9 acres total) in addition to maddin ranch preserve, and holds conservation easements on 7 prairie remnants (~111 acres total).
environmental education programs, general / other: education of the public, with respect to the native flora and fauna of the prairies and grasslands of the state of texas, about the aesthetic, spiritual, scientific, educational, and economic values of our prairies and grasslands. Npat held an annual meeting with educational speakers about prairies, and published an educational newsletter and web site.
land conservation, general / other: preservation and restoration of maddin prairie preserve, an 1100 acre prairie preserve and restoration project located in mitchell county, texas.
Native Prairies Association of Texas became an accredited land trust in February 2018, a status that can be renewed every five years. Accreditation means Native Prairies Association of Texas meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Native Prairies Association of Texas demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate the commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. To learn more about land trust accreditation and the current accreditation status of Native Prairies Association of Texas, visit http//www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.