September 30, 2015



The Borderlands Research Institute is excited to announce the addition of James King to our Advisory Board. Mr. King is originally from south Texas, but now makes his home in Fort Davis. He worked for 19 years as part of the statewide senior management team and head of real estate with The Nature Conservancy in Texas, before leaving in 2008 to start his own statewide conservation real estate business, King Land & Water LLC, with his wife Tammy.

During his tenure with The Nature Conservancy Mr. King successfully led efforts to protect over 500,000 acres of our states most important conservation lands and waters as Nature Conservancy preserves, and through the establishment of Conservation Easements, helped to protect an additional 300,000 acres. Today he is active in many major conservation projects across the state, and serves on the board of the Trans Pecos Water Trust and on the Executive Committee of McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors.

The Borderlands Research Institute Advisory Board, which is appointed by the president of Sul Ross State University, provides guidance and advisement on mission, goals, and strategies of the Institute, in addition to assisting in establishing research priorities in west Texas and northern Mexico, helping with fund-raising, and serving as “goodwill ambassadors” for the Institute. Mr. King’s experience in conservation and rangeland ecology, and his knowledge of Texas wildlife and rangeland issues are sure to make him an asset to the future of our organization.