Joseph Fitzsimons, along with sister Pamela Howard, will be recognized on May 19 by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department during their annual banquet, for their contribution to natural resource conservation and management. Along with six other ranches, the San Pedro Ranch will receive this award because owners Fitzsimons and Howard have implemented several wildlife habitat management techniques to improve the native habitat. For more information about the Land Steward Awards, and the San Pedro Ranch, you may read the full article posted on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department site by clicking here.
Joseph Fitzsimons spoke at the 20th Annual Texas Land Conservation Conference on March 3, 2016 on the topic of “Mineral Rights Issues and How to Negotiate Them in a Conservation Easement.” The conference was hosted by the Texas Land Trust Council (TLTC). The TLTC was formed in the late 1990s in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to serve as a support association for all land trusts in Texas. Today, TLTC is an independent nonprofit organization that continues to promote and sustain the conservation efforts of Texas land trusts.
Joseph B. C. Fitzsimons spoke at the Fourth Symposium on Advanced Legal Topics in Land Conservation in Reno, Nevada on February 5-6, 2014 on the topic of Surface Use Agreement and Negotiation Issues.