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Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative

The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are working together in an effort with agricultural producers to accelerate the development of conservation plans and adoption of conservation practices in the Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC) range. The Lesser Prairie Chicken is a grassland-nesting bird found in mixed grass, sand sage, and shinnery oak prairies of western Kansas, southeast Colorado, northwest Oklahoma, the northeastern Texas Panhandle, and the southwestern Texas South Plains, and eastern New Mexico. Due to the loss of native prairie, as well as, fragmented and degraded habitat, the Lesser Prairie Chicken has been listed as Threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Request  For Lesser Prairie Chicken  Conservation Planning Assitance and for Water Quality Management Planning Assistance (PDF, 27.61 KB)

Map of Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative Conservation Planning Applicable Areas (PDF, 86.36 KB)

Contact Information:

Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Mel Davis: mdavis [at]

Wesley Gibson: wgibson [at]


Darren Richardson: darren.richardson [at]


Mickey Black: mlb2342 [at]