As a unit of Sul Ross State University, it is inherent that education is a key element in the mission of the Borderlands Research Institute. The research projects that we conduct, not only advance our ability to manage the natural resources of the Chihuahuan Desert, but they allow us to train and educate the next generation of wildlife biologists, range conservationists, and ranch managers—an important component of our mission.

Both undergraduate and graduate students are an integral part of our research team. The practical experiences gained by our students allow them to succeed as future resource managers. Our students frequently gain employment with state and federal resource agencies or with private consultants and ranches.