ConservationTexas is blessed with rich natural resources and Texans have a superb legacy of stewardship. We at the San Pedro were brought up to respect those values and want to pass that appreciation along to our children. After much research, thought, and discussion, we realized that placing a conservation easement on the ranch through the Texas Agricultural Land Trust was the most natural, appropriate step we could take – a memorialization of our attitude toward stewardship. Restricted from future industrial or commercial development, the San Pedro will continue to be an important ecological site and riparian corridor for all wildlife species, both native and migratory.

We are blessed with a very loyal, devoted team at the San Pedro, which is committed to the principles of Holistic Resource Management and land stewardship. Some employees have been with the ranch for over 35 years, and together we have learned what works best for the land. We feel a sense of responsibility for each other, and the unique landscape we manage.


  • 2016 Lone Star Land Steward Award – South Texas Region
  • 2015 Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservationists of the Year (Joseph and Blair Fitzsimons)
  • 2007 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Environmental Stewardship Award, Region IV
  • 2005 Outstanding Rangeland Stewardship Award