Category: Project Spotlight

Cattle on p dog town Marathon Grassland Preserve

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May2021
The black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) plays an important role in maintaining ecological integrity in western grasslands. A 2010 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department inventory of prairie dog populations revealed that their range has decreased in the southern and western boundaries of their historical range within the Trans-Pecos region.
May 27, 2021Stacey Dewald
3 quail eyeworms

09

Nov2020
Populations of quails in Texas have declined over the past few decades due primarily to habitat loss. However, the role that parasites may play in such declines has been largely dismissed. To help address this, we collected scaled quail (Callipepla squamata), Gambel’s quail (Callipepla gambellii), and Montezuma quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) ... Read More
November 9, 2020Stacey Dewald
20190429_135406 scaled quail captured during project_cropped

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Jul2020
The Trans-Pecos region of Texas has four species of quail: the scaled quail, Gambel’s quail, Montezuma (Mearns) quail, and northern bobwhite. Currently, little research regarding parasites has been conducted in the Trans-Pecos; however, it is thought that parasites could be influencing range, health, reproduction, and survival of scaled quail, Gambel’s ... Read More
July 6, 2020Stacey Dewald
_MG_9759_release-3000-x-2000

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Jan2020
For many years BRI has partnered with TPWD to study translocated desert bighorn sheep populations throughout the Trans-Pecos. With this project we are looking into the differences among resident, hard-, and soft-released populations...
January 8, 2020Julie Rumbelow
bairds-sparrow

04

Nov2019
With partners from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, and the Dixon Water Foundation, BRI has been studying two grassland-obligate bird species, Baird’s sparrow and grasshopper sparrow...
November 4, 2019Julie Rumbelow
mule-deer-41-sling

04

Oct2019
To understand why mule deer numbers struggled, researchers with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Cemex and Borderlands Research Institute conducted a restoration project in the BGWMA and a neighboring ranch...
October 4, 2019Patricia Harveson
muledeer2

03

Jun2019
While most landowners enjoy seeing mule deer, concerns about crop damage have increased, raising many questions about the relationship between mule deer and agriculture...
June 3, 2019Patricia Harveson