From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America’s natural resources. Friends organizations are crucial to the collective mission of the Refuge System to conserve and protect the wildlife of this great nation. They are also essential to helping millions of Americans understand that their actions today determine the legacy we leave for tomorrow, and they are the motivation for a new generation of conservationists.

Friends of Attwater Prairie Chicken Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

Our mission is simple:

The mission of the Friends of Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge is to support the purpose and objectives of Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR and promote the recovery of the Attwater’s Prairie-Chicken and the Texas native coastal prairie ecosystem for this and future generations.

We support the refuge in a variety of ways including, but not limited to:

• provide outreach and educational awareness programs
• support operating activities of the refuge
• fundraising for special projects
• advocate for issues that support the recovery of APCs and prairie conservation/restoration
• maintain and grow our membership
• sponsor annual festivals and events
• conduct tours


Board of Directors:

Gary Woods – President (281.224.8162)
Sumita Prasad – Vice President (832.453.4374)
Eliot Tucker – Secretary
Jane Meldahl – Treasurer
Ron Jones – Past President (713.947.1699)
James (Jim) Hluchan
Diana Kies
Terry Rossignol
Joe Sherfy
Sandy Venneman


For more information:
Friends of Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge
P.O. Box 212
Eagle Lake, Texas 77434