Chapter Documents

This page contains guidelines, policies, forms, marketing guides, links, and documents used in conducting the business of Texas Master Naturalists Chapters.

Check out this PDF for an explanation of the updated Texas Master Naturalist Documents.

Chapter Guidelines/Policies

This section contains documents which new and existing chapters will need in forming and maintaining their local Chapter; Youth Protection Standards background check information has been added under ‘Master Naturalist Policies’ below:

Chapter Establishment and Management Protocolssage-black-and-white


Chapter Bylaws & Operating Handbookduck-black-and-white


Master Naturalist Policies

bird-black-and-white-bigTexas Master Naturalist Volunteers are required to have a criminal background check when working on projects that have youth 17 years of age or younger present, using TPWD and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension facilities, resources and equipment, or involve handling money or Chapter financial administrative functions. For more information and forms, check out the information under the TMN Volunteer Background Check link below. Background checks are currently acceptable done through either agency’s pre-approved providers or the agency’s own Background Check system.


State Program Overviewstar-black-and-white


Chapter Forms

Below is the link to the Texas Master Naturalist Chapter Annual Report for 2015.
Annual Report Form-2015 Reporting Form (updated 12-7-15)  *Form MUST be downloaded and saved to your computer before filling out*


  • please note the due date is January 15, 2016
  • download the form
  • complete it using your computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader version 11 (available for download free if you do not have it)
  • please email the completed form to Michelle Haggerty at the address below and
  • then, FAX or mail the signed, completed form to:

Michelle Haggerty
Texas Master Naturalist Program Coordinator
309 Sidney Baker South
Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone: 830-896-2504
Fax: 830-792-6167


Instructions for the 2015 Chapter Contact spread sheet form:

Chapter Contacts Information (Excel worksheet-updated 12-17-15)
Chapter Contacts Information (PDF file)

    • due date is January 15, 2016
    • download the sheet using the link above
    • complete the Excel spreadsheet form using Microsoft Excel (2003 version or later), or the PDF with Adobe Acrobat Reader
    • email the completed sheet (as an attachment) to Michelle Haggerty at
    • please sign the actual document and mail or FAX the signed sheet to the address/FAX number above
    • you may, then, want to print it and/or save it for your records

Thanks so much for your assistance!

Local Coordinating Committee Volunteer Form

Local Coordinating Committee Volunteer Form

Marketing and Identity Guide

The items below were formerly available on the AgriLife Bookstore, but the documents are now available as a PDF download from this page (you may print copies as needed for your Chapter’s operation):




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