We protect Texas

Who We Are


Land unites us all

As Texans, we believe in our responsibility to protect our own backyard and conserve our most valuable resources—our land, water, and traditions. As an accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust, our service area spans from the high plains in west Texas, through the Hill Country, to the productive farmland and coastal fisheries and wetlands near the Gulf of Mexico.

To maintain the Texas lifestyle we all know and are proud of, we have to protect our home. We have to earn the right to the landscape and its traditions. That all comes with working together to conserve the land that unites us.

Our Team

Colorado River Land Trust is governed by a board of directors comprised of volunteers from varying professional backgrounds and powered by an experienced, driven staff.


TEXAS EARNED

We believe that Texas makes us better. That Texas is a privilege. And Texas is earned. This means it’s our duty to maintain and conserve Texas—our home. Just like the certainty that the land will continue to change and our rivers will keep on flowing, one thing we can guarantee: the work of Colorado River Land Trust is rooted in forever.

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As a seventh generation Texan, and an avid angler and huntsman with a passion for being in the outdoors, Josh Crumpton (@texas_josh) has a calling to share his knowledge and joy with others. As the founder of Spoke Hollow Outfitters (@spokehollowoutfitters), Josh is well-versed in guiding hunts, fishing experiences, and bringing people together to appreciate the natural world so that we can all be better stewards. Teaching his own children to hunt and fish is a core belief.

In The Rifle and Reel, Josh shares how he’s passing on the love and passion for hunting to the next generation of sportsmen. Find the full article at the link in bio.

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Our new website doesn’t just have a refreshed look - we've also added a blog, The Rifle & Reel, where you’ll find stories from the field, conservation wins, and information about Colorado River Land Trust events. Check out the Rifle & Reel and let us know what you think! #TexasEarned #ProtectTexas ...

Long lines and long days on Matagorda beach.

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Big things are on the horizon for Texas land conservation and we’re excited to share our new website which makes it easier than ever for you to stay plugged in.

Learn about recent conservation wins that wouldn’t happen without your support, the work we are doing, and ways you can get involved to protect Texas. Check it out at the link in bio and let us know what you think! #protectTexas #Texasearned
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The unmistakable bugling of the sandhill cranes resonating from the clouds as they make their great migration every year is a sound that can send chills down your spine. If you've ever witnessed the spectacle, it's an experience you're not soon to forget. #TexasEarned #ProtectTexas 📷: @lostmirror ...

Ready for the next leg of the journey. #ProtectTexas #TexasEarned 📸: @budforce ...

Warm weather is on the horizon. With our fly rods in hand, we have our sights set on fishing the streams and rivers within the Colorado River watershed. Here's to getting out there and finding a lunker on the fly. #protecttexas #texasearned ...

You look sharp.

Happy Valentine’s Day. #ProtectTexas #TexasEarned
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