Founded in 1994 by the late Roger Dixon, the Dixon Water Foundation promotes healthy watersheds through sustainable land management to ensure that present and future generations of Texans have the water resources they need.
We own and operate four working cattle ranches—Mimms Unit in West Texas and Leo, Pittman and Bear Creek Units in North Texas. These ranches demonstrate environmentally and economically sound ways to manage rangeland.
We partner with local researchers to monitor how the environment responds to our stewardship.
Our ranches also host educational programs, serving as outdoor classrooms for landowners, students, and others interested in sustainable ranch and natural resource management.
In addition to our ranches, we fund annual grants to programs that support our mission in key Texas ecosystems.
The foundation has been honored with a Lone Star Land Steward Award and a Texas Environmental Excellence Award for Agriculture.