2001 PPLT founded, received 501(c)(3) status from IRS
2002 Hosted conservation easement workshops for landowners, land professionals and utilities; hosted field trips for national land trust conference attendees
2003 Signed 1st conservation easement for 670-acre ranch in Bastrop County; selected to oversee $1.75 million environmental mitigation project required of Alcoa-Rockdale for land acquisition and protection. PPLT publishes Landowner Conservation Guide.
2004 Purchased 302-acre forested ranch on the Yegua Knobbs near McDade; received 60 acres on Colorado River from local water control district for trail park
2005 Signed 2nd conservation easement on 215-acre ranch in Caldwell County; won over $135,000 in local, corporate, and agency funding for Colorado River Refuge development; received first Texas Land Trust Council Excellence Award; won Allen Morgan Award for Excellence in Membership Development from national Land Trust Alliance. PPLT publishes the 1st edition of the Tree Planting Guide
2006 PPLT purchases 210-acre wildlife habitat tract near Lake Bastrop; complete major developments at Colorado River Refuge. Partnership with BISD to provide business training to high school interns.
2007 First National Bank of Bastrop donates an exhibit to be displayed to the public in their lobby; PPLT signs two conservation easements – one in Lee County (160 acres) and one in Fayette County (194 acres).
2008 PPLT works with Bastrop County to create a conservation ordinance; PPLT sells the 210 acre wildlife property with a conservation easement; grand opening of the Colorado River Refuge with special guest Congressman Lloyd Doggett attending; 700 acre ranch near Paige is donated to PPLT for a wildlife santurary.
2009 The 2nd edition of the Tree Planting Guide is published; PPLT partners with the Houston Toad Utility Group to manage mitigation funds for Houston Toad habitat protection; PPLT signs 2nd conservation easement in Fayette County (294 acres).
2010 PPLT begins working with Bluebonnet Electric Coop for trail creation and to address water quality and quantity issues; Advisory Board is created; PPLT partners with Bastrop Economic Development Corp and others to expand the Colorado River Refuge into City of Bastrop land; Texas Forest Service partners with PPLT to reprint the Landowner Conservation Guide; a “Friends of the CRR” group is formed and managed by Advisory Board members. PPLT is awarded a large grant by LCRA for erosion control and handicapped trail extension at the CRR.
2011 The City of Bastop comes on board as a partner to promote the CRR and hiking in the Bastrop area. A comprehensive Trail Guide is developed for the CRR with the help of Lost Pines Master Naturalists, graphic artist Ruben Soriano, and many others. The west end of the CRR trail expansion is completed. PPLT begins an intern program in partnership with Texas State University and we get our first intern in September. The devestating Bastrop Complex fires burn to within 10 feet of the PPLT office but all is safe. A Friends group is formed for the Yegua Knobbs Preserve.We are awarded grants by The Trull Foundation, The Conservation Fund, Entergy Corporation, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative and Aqua Water Supply Corporation.