Category: What’s New

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Jul2021
As desert bighorn sheep restoration continues in Texas, desert bighorn sheep are now potentially threatened by aoudad distribution and population increase. This study evaluated the use of artificial water sources, documenting seasonal and temporal usage by aoudad and desert bighorn in a coexisting area.
July 28, 2021Julie Rumbelow
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Jul2021
Helping landowners make the best decisions about how to effectively steward their properties is a key focus for the Borderlands Research Institute at Sul Ross State University. That’s why BRI is helping to bring a special workshop to West Texas.
July 23, 2021Stacey Dewald
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Jul2021
Jose Etchart’s parents came to the United States from their native Chihuahua, Mexico, for the same reason that has drawn immigrants to America for centuries. “They were looking for a better future, for themselves and their family,” said Etchart. “Just trying to find the American dream.”
July 23, 2021Stacey Dewald
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Jul2021
Getting away and taking time for yourself is important. Many people get away and take a break from a busy life by connecting with nature. Catching a sunset in a peaceful location, camping outside to see the night sky away from city lights, or just being alone in the quietness ... Read More
July 15, 2021Stacey Dewald
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Jul2021
When people think of West Texas, they might think about hiking through Big Bend National Park or checking out the Marfa Lights. What many might overlook while they visit is the incredible heritage of West Texas ranching families, the spectacular properties they steward, and the private property rights they value. ... Read More
July 6, 2021Stacey Dewald
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Jun2021
The Borderlands Research Institute at Sul Ross State University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are partnering to provide technical and financial assistance to landowners interested in restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat on their land.
June 23, 2021Stacey Dewald
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Jun2021
Residents of West Texas are invited to attend a free webinar on June 16 from 12:00-1:00 pm to learn more about the recently completed report issued by the Respect Big Bend coalition. Finding Common Ground: A Conservation Vision for the Big Bend Region will feature a discussion laying out the ... Read More
June 8, 2021Stacey Dewald
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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
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May2021
Prairie dog conservation can be a controversial topic, but the more we learn about them, the more misperceptions can be dispelled. In our latest Borderlands Buzz podcast, Dr. Bonnie Warnock and Cullom Simpson discuss Cullom’s recently completed research project, and more.
May 24, 2021Stacey Dewald
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May2021
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and ConocoPhillips has awarded a grant of more than $180,000 to the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) for a grassland restoration project that will benefit wintering grassland birds in the Trans-Pecos.
May 24, 2021Stacey Dewald