The Leave No Trace Center for
Outdoor Ethics is an international non profit organization
dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor
recreation through education, research and partnership.
Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect
for our wild lands. GCSNA is a
partner with LNT (one of only two partners in TX) and
practices LNT philosophies when conducting Interpretive
Programming and events and in the day to day operation of
the Natural Area.
The official web site for the Texas
Parks and Wildlife Department: the parent, state agency for Government Canyon State Natural Area.
The American Hiking Society is the only
national organization dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s hiking trails, the natural areas that surround them,
and the hiking experience itself. Friends of Government Canyon
is one of only five Texas organizations in the alliance.
Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance (GEAA) unites thirty-nine
diverse members groups throughout Central and South Texas behind
a comprehensive plan to protect the Edwards Aquifer, its
adjoining aquifers, springs and contributing watersheds within
twenty-one counties of the Texas Hill Country.
Texans for State Parks is the
only statewide, not for profit organization that works in support of
the preservation and enhancement of the state parks, state historic
sites, and natural areas of Texas. Friends of Government Canyon is a
member organization and shares the goals of TfSP.
The Texas Master Naturalist
(MN) Program is an educational, non-profit, volunteer
organization dedicated to the development a corps of
well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and
service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural
resources and natural areas within their communities for the
State of Texas . Volunteers from the local Alamo Area Chapter (AAMN)
are Interpretive Tour Guides at Government Canyon State Natural
Area. MN training is conducted by the AAMN chapter two times
The Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas
works with private
landowners to create and monitor conservation
easements; governmental and quasi-governmental
entities to maintain open space and protect water
and other precious resources; and the general public
to engage and educate them as to the benefits of the