The program has earned the Wildlife Management Institute’s Presidents’ 2000 Award, the National Audubon Society’s 2001 Habitat Hero’s Award, the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission’s 2001 Environmental Excellence Award, and Texas A&M University’s 2001 Vice Chancellor’s Award of Excellence in Partnership. In 2005 program earned the U.S. Department of Interior’s “Take Pride in America” award and in 2010 the Texas Master Naturalist Program received the Alliance of Natural Resources Outreach and Service Program’s “Program of the Year” Award.
Since the organization’s founding in 1998,Texas Master Naturalists have contributed more than 1,763,816 hours of service on 190,000 acres of wildlife and native plant habitats, and reached more than 2 million Texas residents of all ages. These volunteer efforts are worth more than $34 million.
Currently 7,389 Texas Master Naturalist™ volunteers serve in 44 local chapters across the state, and new chapters are developing all the time.