Learn about the Changing Texas Landscape
The Upper Texas Gulf Coast is a diverse habitat area where the Piney Woods ecoregion of East Texas meets the Gulf Coast Plains. Central to this transition zone is the 8-county Houston-Galveston Metropolitan Region, where population is expected to increase by 3.7 million people by 2040. Development is extending into areas where the Gulf Coast Plains and the Piney Woods natural habitats still exist.
Understanding the natural Texas landscape of our region, and its economic and ecological roles, allows private landowners and developers to make informed decisions about development and land management, leading to maximum economic and ecological benefit from the land.
Read about our unique landscape on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast
Watch Sessions from our Wetland Economic Benefits Workshop
- Explore wetland ecological services presented at the
- Watch expert speakers discuss wetland ecological services and follow along by viewing presentation slides from the Wetland Economic Benefits on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast Workshop, held April 23rd, 2015 in Houston, Texas.