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Helping Landowners do the Right Thing

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Land well tended.

Land well tended.

This is Passport to Texas

The Texas Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) offers funding opportunities for private landowners wishing to implement natural resource conservation practices on
their lands.

05-I usually send them to their local field biologist to start the relationship.

Arlene Kalmbach [CALM-bock] coordinates the program. After the initial phone call, there’s a site visit to…

11-…get the goals that the landowner has for the property, and maybe get the biologist’s perspective on what’s there and what potential there is for some conservation work. And then they go from there.

LIP efforts focus on projects aimed at creating, restoring, protecting and enhancing habitat for rare or at-risk species throughout the state, as well as activities that positively impact riparian areas and watersheds.

10-Sometimes they may bring in other specialists. Riparian specialists–an invertebrate biologist. It really starts with the landowner’s goals and what that property has to offer.

Through funding partnerships, the program offers cost-sharing with private landowners on LIP projects. Texas Parks and Wildlife covers a percentage of the proposed project costs; landowners, meantime, must contribute a minimum percentage through in-kind labor, materials, or finances, for example.

Find Landowner Incentive Program application details on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

Partners in Conservation

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Landowner Incentive Program

Landowner Incentive Program

This is Passport to Texas

The Landowner Incentive Program, or LIP, is a way for private landowners to partner with Texas Parks and Wildlife to achieve conservation goals on their

08-…to meet the goals of the private landowners for their property, as well as conservation goals for species of concern.

Arlene Kalmbach coordinates the LIP program for the agency.

16-When we add the conservation layer of their land management plan, we’re often assisting them with erosion control, invasive species control. In some cases prescribed burns. It really varies because every property’s unique.

As 95% of Texas land is in private hands, landowners play a vital role in maintaining the state’s natural resources. Implementing conservation practices can
enhance a landowner’s management goals.

05-Conservation can often enhance the property’s value for the landowner.

Tomorrow: Getting started with the landowner Incentive program.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.