Understanding the need for information and the value of natural resource conservation, Sul Ross State University created the Borderlands Research Institute for Natural Resource Management in spring 2007. The Institute is a natural expansion of a long-lasting partnership between private landowners; the Natural Resource Management Program at Sul Ross State University; and cooperating state, federal, and non-government organizations.

The Range and Wildlife Management program at Sul Ross was founded over 50 years ago on a simple notion “to obtain practical information to benefit land management decisions.” The Borderlands Research Institute will continue with that tradition by focusing our research efforts on three interrelated emphases: 1) ecology and management of wildlife and their habitats, 2) rangeland management and restoration, and 3) conservation biology.