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KATY PRAIRIE CONSERVANCY

Tax ID 76-0377029

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Mission and goals: The mission of the Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) is to protect a sustainable portion of the Katy Prairie for the benefit of its wildlife and all Texans forever.

Long-term goals are to:

  • protect at least 50,000 acres of the Katy Prairie;
  • provide access and programming to allow the public to enjoy the Katy Prairie;
  • manage protected land to preserve and enhance its natural resources;
  • restore and improve habitat for upland- and wetland-related species;
  • offer programs that educate participants on the importance of conserving the prairie;
  • conduct and facilitate research that helps KPC achieve its mission; and,
  • involve a broad spectrum of organizations and individuals to meet KPC's objectives.

Organization: The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization focused on preserving at least 50,000 contiguous acres on the prairie. KPC is making significant progress toward this goal, with nearly 18,000 acres now protected – 13,000 acres through direct ownership and the remaining acreage through conservation easements, purchased development rights, and public ownership.