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TPWD Headquarters
4200 Smith School Road
78744 Austin , TX
United States
30° 11' 50.0856" N, 97° 42' 49.284" W
Texas US
TPWD Headquarters
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX, 78744
United States
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
General Information

To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

In fulfilling our mission, we will:

  • Ensure compliance with statutory and commission direction
  • Balance outdoor recreation with conservation as we manage and protect natural and cultural resources
  • Rely on sound science to guide conservation decisions
  • Demonstrate that stewardship can improve current conservation problems and can help Texas meet the conservationchallenges of the future
  • Prioritize incentives over regulations
  • Responsibly manage finances and appropriations to ensure the most efficient and effective use of tax-payer resources
  • Provide the highest possible standards of service, fairness, courtesy and respect to our customers
  • Strive for simplification of agency rules, regulations and processes
  • Rely on a team-based approach to problem solving
  • Ensure staff are adequately trained
  • Look to the future to identify new conservation customers and devise programs needed to engage them into the 21st century