THE MEADOWS FOUNDATION SUPPORTS BRI WITH A $100,000 GRANT FOR RESPECT BIG BEND EFFORT READ ARTICLE Photo courtesy of Bill Broyles SAVING WORKING LANDS WORKSHOP PREPS WEST TEXAS LANDOWNERS FOR ENERGY DEVELOPMENT READ ARTICLE Photo courtesy of Ben Masters PERMIAN BASIN AREA FOUNDATION SUPPORTS RESPECT BIG BEND $300K Grant for Respect Big Bend Initiative Supports Stakeholder Engagement READ ARTICLE Photo courtesy of Dana Jones COALITION FORMS TO ADDRESS ENERGY DEVELOPMENT Billy Tarrant joins BRI to support Respect Big Bend Coalition READ ARTICLE Photo courtesy of Michael Gray CONSERVATION BIOLOGY CHAIR ENDOWED BY DAVIDSON FOUNDATION Dr. Patricia Moody Harveson named as new chair READ ARTICLE Photo courtesy of Michael Gray NFWF AWARDS $250,000 GRANT FOR GRASSLAND PROJECT Grassland habitat enhancement in the Marfa Plateau and Marathon Basin READ ARTICLE



The Respect Big Bend (RBB) coalition wrapped up their fall 2020 seminar series hosted by the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) via webinar. Despite the pivot to online events due to COVID-19, participants remained engaged in the process.

“We were able to involve a great lineup of speakers, and that really helped … Read More


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


Trey Johnson has learned how to roll with the punches. Halfway through his bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M, he realized he didn’t want to become a veterinarian anymore. After a visit with a guidance counselor, he pivoted to a Wildlife and Fisheries Science degree and quickly realized he had found … Read More