Houston Wilderness Co-Signs Open Letter to Texas Legislature on TPWD Funding

The open letter, which has 35 co-signees from Houston-area conservation organizations, requests that the proceeds from sporting goods taxes be fully allocated to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The sporting goods tax was originally implemented in 1993 to support TPWD, but the Department has only received about a third of the revenues from this tax. This is an especially important issue in the context of rapid population growth in the region and the difficulty for TPWD in providing, protecting and maintaining natural areas for recreation and conservation.

Read the full letter here