Powderhorn Ranch becomes wildlife management area

More than 15,000 acres of the Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas coast in Calhoun County, prime unspoiled coastal prairie, is now a state wildlife management area.

The newest addition in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department system is the result of a unique conservation land acquisition coalition led by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.

The just-completed transfer of the property to the department is the culmination of a multi-year, $37.7 million land acquisition deal.

Safeguarding this natural treasure has been contemplated for more than 30 years by several conservation organizations and wildlife agencies, including The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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