NATIVE PRAIRIES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

Saving Texas Prairies

aka NPAT   |   Manchaca, TX   |  https://texasprairie.org

Mission

The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a nonprofit 501(c)3, membership organization and an accredited land trust. Our mission is dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands in Texas.

Notes from the nonprofit

Texas is facing a lot of challenges these days, including weather extremes and population growth. Prairies are part of the historic landscape of Texas. We work to keep Texas healthy—our lands, our waters, our wildlife and our people. NPAT PROTECTS PRAIRIES through acquisition, partnerships, and conservation easements. NPAT has conserved more than 5,000 acres of native prairie, including 1,340 acres of endangered tallgrass prairie. NPAT RESTORES native prairie on our lands, works with our landowners to restore their lands, and promotes restoration on other private and public lands. NPAT EDUCATES people about the value of prairies through our chapter efforts, workshops, presentations, field trips and volunteer opportunities. NPAT PARTNERS with other conservation groups and government agencies, because we can be more effective working together. YOUR SUPPORT IS CRITICAL TO OUR MISSION. 
DONATE NOW: Go to texasprairie.org.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Kirsti Harms

Main address

PO Box 1101

Manchaca, TX 78652 USA

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EIN

75-2146108

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Prairie conservation

NPAT protects prairies through acquisition, partnerships, and by accepting donations of conservation easements and property to protect native prairie in perpetuity.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NPAT restores native prairie on our own land, and promotes restoration on other private and public lands to benefit the native plant communities, grassland birds, and other prairie wildlife of Texas. NPAT provides informational resources and advice to assist restoration.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NPAT educates Texans about native prairies, plant communities, grassland birds, and other prairie wildlife. NPAT promotes the conservation and restoration of Texas prairies.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Land Trust Accreditation Commission 2017

Financials

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NATIVE PRAIRIES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

Board of directors
as of 8/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Pat Merkord

Bluestem Environmental

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Erin Hatchett

HDR Engineering

Term: 2023 - 2025

Ann Sansone

Teacher, Dallas ISD

Douglas Neaves

CPA, Self-employed

Jo Ann Collins

Teacher, Fort Worth ISD

Sean Fitzgerald

Freelance Photographer

Cassidy Johnson

Professor, Houston Community College

Don Kirchoff

Kirchoff Peterson Ltd

Gary Kocurek

Professor, UT Austin

Jason Spangler

Retired, Programmer

Lan Shen

Katy Prairie Conservancy

Tim Siegmund

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Jason Singhurst

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Michelle Villafranca

City of Fort Worth

Matthew Wagner

Ranch and Wildlife Consultant

Wallace Ward III

Attorney, Woodhill Law Firm

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

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