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Lone Star Stories

A painting of the Texas flag adorns the roof of a barn surrounded by tall prairie grass at sunset.
LONE STAR STORIES The Nature Conservancy has protected one million acres of land in Texas—and behind every acre lies a unique conservation story. © Bill Stipp/TNC Photo Contest 2022

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