The Gulf-Houston Regional Conservation Plan (Gulf-Houston RCP) is a long-term collaborative of environmental, business and governmental entities working together to create a first-ever ecosystem continuity and connectivity plan for the Gulf-Houston Region. The organizations and coordinated groups involved in the Gulf-Houston RCP aim to (1) preserve and protect these best remaining habitats, (2) improve water quality and quality of life and (3) ensure economic health and vitality for future generations in the greater Houston Region and Galveston Bay watershed. The three main groups involved in the implementation of the Gulf-Houston RCP are as follows:
- RCP Planning Group,(PDF) The planning group for the Gulf-Houston RCP is made up of all people and organizations interested in the Gulf-Houston RCP, and includes over 100 members of the environmental community in the Greater Houston Region. This group meets bi-annually to discuss updates implementation and communications on the RCP, new RCP Working List projects in the 8-county region, large funding sources for implementation of the RCP and new funding opportunities for collaborative grants between partners. The Planning Group currently has over 350 people on its email list. If you would like to be included on the email list, please sign up here.
- Steering Committee (PDF), The steering committee is an active group of 20+ individuals from environmental/business/governmental organizations in the Greater Houston Region who meet regularly throughout the year to discuss changes and new ideas for the Gulf-Houston RCP and report back to the Planning Group on RCP progress and implementation.
- Business Group, The business group is made up of business leaders in the energy industry, development, architecture, engineering and real estate communities. This group provides guidance and perspective on the business aspects of the Gulf-Houston RCP for the Steering Committee, as needed.
- Science Task Force
- Houston Wilderness (as a facilitator and link to website)