Texas BHA is united by a passion to safeguard the public lands that support our hunting and angling traditions and enrich our lives. We invite you to become a part of our team and help us grow the Texas chapter together.
Volunteer Board Roles - Apply Now
Check out the role descriptions below then take a few minutes to fill out our online survey. Click here to apply.
The Policy Chair will lead the board’s development of policy and grassroots engagement in order to advance support for wildlife, habitat, access, sportsmen’s ethics and public education. The Policy Chair will keep TX BHA board members and the SW Chapter Coordinator informed on all relevant policy issues so they can effectively determine which issues to engage on and what action to take. The Policy Chair will also work with the SW Chapter Coordinator and Chapter Chair to ensure all policy initiatives are in line with BHA HQ’s priorities and statements. They may assign chapter leaders as point people for certain issues, attend Game Commission meetings, participate in coalitions and engage with the legislature and elected officials on behalf of TX BHA. They are also tasked with drafting the majority of policy related communications including eblasts, policy statements, LTE’s and Action Alerts and working with communications volunteers and the SW Chapter Coordinator to distribute these materials to members, supporters and the public.
The Communications Chair is tasked with strategically managing all external messaging to ensure our mission, values and engagement opportunities are clearly articulated to members and non-members on a regular basis. Build and maintain a high level of professionalism and credibility as a leading source of public lands conservation information in the state of New Mexico, and to help shape a favorable public opinion of our organization and grassroots policy initiatives.
- Develop and distribute updates pertaining to chapter accomplishments, policy updates, upcoming events, state and HQ updates, leadership and volunteer opportunities, etc.
- Ensure that the chapter is regularly amplifying its presence by sending out monthly e-newsletters, publishing on social channels, submitting chapter news on time and taking advantage of the chapter blog and long-form updates in the BHA Journal.
- Act as editor for most, if not all, written communications including but not limited to blogs, statement letters, LTE’s, Op-eds, social posts, newsletters and journal content.
Regional Coordinators (Region 2, Region 3)
Each TX BHA Regional Representative shall act as a local leader and “boots-on-the-ground” representative of their region. They are tasked with developing a grassroots network to execute BHA events, educate local communicates on BHA policies and stewardship efforts and grow BHA’s sphere of influence. They are encouraged to meet and know the elected representatives in their region (e.g. village, city and county), as well as other conservation organizations and state and federal wildlife and land managers. They will represent their region to the TX BHA Board to ensure a flow of information “from the ground up.”
Volunteer on Your Region's Public Outreach Committee
If you are interested in being notified of volunteer opportunities in your area like pint nights, cleanups, R3 events, policy initiatives and cleanups please email your name, address, email and phone to the Public Outreach Committee Coordinator in your area.
Region 1 - DFW, Lubbock, Amarillo: Jerrod Mahan
Region 2 - Austin, San Antonio, Big Bend Country, El Paso: Chapter Email
Region 3 - Brownsville, Texarkana, Houston, College Station: Judson Brown