Federal, State and local law enforcement officers ensure the safety of the public and the protection of natural resources. They address illegal activities, including poaching, taking of endangered species, dumping of trash, illegal operation of all-terrain vehicles, trespassing and more.
To report a violation on the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge: Monday through Friday (7:30am to 4pm), please call 979-234-3021After hours or on weekends, please call 979-732-2388For injured wildlife, please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitation facility near you.Some Helpful Links: Digest of Federal Resource LawsTexas Parks and Wildlife Texas Department of Public Safety
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More than a century ago, up to one million Attwater’s prairie-chickens graced the coastal prairies of Texas and Louisiana. Each spring, males gathered to perform an elaborate courtship ritual. They inflated their yellow air sacs and emitted a strange, booming sound across a sea of grasses.