You can give alligator gar a helping hand by submitting comments on TPWD’s proposed rules to help them get adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The deadline for you to weigh in is March 19.... Read More
Despite their daunting appearance, alligator gar are no threat to people, but, unfortunately, people have turned out to be quite a threat to gar.... Read More
We believe that it is possible to provide enough fresh water for every living thing, and we’re fighting to make that a reality.... Read More
Wildlife populations around the world are declining rapidly, but as our streams and rivers face an onslaught of challenges, the outlook is especially poor for freshwater species. And, near the top of the list of species in trouble are 15 species of colorfully-named Texas mussels.
Texas is home to a sizeable portion of the about 300 mussel species native to the U.S., with 53 species of native mussels claiming Texas roots. Unfortunately, we haven’t treated these Texas natives very well, with 15 of those species currently listed as threatened by the State of Texas. Although being listed by the state wins mussels a little extra attention, it actually provides very little legal protection. In... Read More