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About Us

Texas Brigades is a collection of wildlife and natural resource-focused leadership development programs for youth. Besides our W.I.L.D. and Experience programs, we have our popular 5-day summer camp programs: Bobwhite Brigade (Rolling Plains and South Texas), Buckskin Brigades (North Texas and South Texas), Bass Brigade, Waterfowl Brigade, Ranch Brigade, and Coastal Brigade. Cadets are introduced to habitat management, honing their communication skills, and development of a land ethic. The state’s leading wildlife and fisheries biologists and land managers serve as instructors and mentors. Our mission is to educate and empower youth with leadership skills and knowledge in wildlife, fisheries, and land stewardship to become conservation ambassadors for a sustained natural resource legacy across Texas.

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The Texas Brigade Legacy Fund is a unique opportunity to create a stable and long-lasting future for Texas Brigades. Contributions to this fund are used to establish the financial foundation that allows us to operate. 

Even before the last cadets have left camp, we have already made contact and established a relationship that will support and encourage them – they have joined the Texas Brigades family. We want these tremendous opportunities to become a legacy for future generations. Texas Brigades allows youth to discover their “voice” and gives them a deeper confidence to share it in the world. Please help us secure this future for Texas youth by donating to the Texas Brigades Legacy Fund.

Latest News

ECLCC Guzzler Project 2019

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WEST TEXAS — In early October, a small group of Texas Brigades staff, volunteers, and students helped construct wildlife guzzlers in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas. Participation in this project…

W.I.L.D. Session V: Capstone Project & Graduation

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AUSTIN, TX — Class VII of Texas Brigades’ W.I.L.D. Program has officially graduated! Students gave their final presentations at the Texas State Capitol in front of a panel of professionals…

W.I.L.D. Session IV: CYCL Planning and Project Work

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AUSTIN, TX — During Session IV, W.I.L.D. Class VII visited potential field sites and finalized details for the Confluence of Young Conservation Leaders (CYCL) conference, a biennial, multi-state youth conservation event which…

Our Partners and Sponsors

A special thank you to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation for making this website possible through their generous contribution.