DESERT TRACKS

The Desert Tracks Newsletter is published by BRI three times a year. The newsletter is mailed to our subscribers and also available below as a PDF. Sign up to get interesting news and updates delivered to your inbox and mailbox.

2020

SUMMER

Featured Article West Texas Mountain Lion Movement Patterns and Home Ranges

Dana L. Karelus and Patricia Moody Harveson (BRI)

SPRING

Featured Article Cattle Grazing: A Tool to Promote Pronghorn Habitat

Jacob C. Locke, Carlos E. Gonzalez, Justin T. French, Louis A. Harveson (BRI) & Shawn S. Gray (TPWD)

2019

Spring 2018
WINTER

Featured Article Desert Bighorn Sheep: A Comparison of Translocation Methods
Taylor Daily, Carlos Gonzalez, Louis Harveson & Froylan Hernandez

Fall 2018
SUMMER

Featured Article: Overwinter Habitat Use of Baird’s and Grasshopper Sparrows in the Marfa Grasslands
Fabiola Baeza-Tarin & Mieke Titulaer

Spring 2018
SPRING

Featured Article Ecology of Two Desert Quail Species
Ron Jankowiak & Ryan S. Luna

2018

Fall 2018
WINTER

Featured Article: Scavenger Ecology of the Davis Mountains, Texas
Michael Stangl & Patricia Harveson

Fall 2018
FALL

Featured Article: Desert Bighorn Restoration
Carlos Gonzalez, Louis A. Harveson, Roel R. Lopez, and Froylan Hernandez

Spring 2018
SPRING

Featured Article: The Cryptic Montezuma Quail
Elizabeth Oaster and Ryan Luna

2017

Fall 2017
FALL

Featured Article: Wintering Grassland Birds in West Texas
Denis J. Perez-Ordonez, Mieke Titulaer, Russell Martin (TPWD), and Louis A. Harveson

Summer 2017
SUMMER

Featured Article: Effects of Age on Home Ranges of Mule Deer Bucks
Louis A. Harveson, Thomas S. Janke, and Andy James

Spring 2017
SPRING

Featured Article: Combating Woody Encroachment of Western Honey Mesquite Using Sendero® Herbicide
James D. Eddy, Ryan S. Luna, and Dewey Stockbridge (TPWD)

2016

Fall 2016
FALL

Featured Article: Mitigating Habitat Disturbance from Oil and Gas Development in West Texas
By Colin Shackelford, Jameson Crumpler, and Louis A. Harveson

SUMMER 2016
SUMMER

Featured Article: Evaluating the Potential for Mountain Lion-Human Conflict in BBNP
By David Price Rumbelow and Patricia Moody Harveson

SPRING 2016
SPRING

Featured Article: The Role of Rainfall in Scaled Quail Reproductive Success
By Ernesto Garcia-Ortega and Ryan S. Luna

2015

Fall 2015
FALL

Featured Article: Understanding Diets of Pronghorn in the Trans-Pecos
By Justin French, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Shawn Gray (TPWD), and Louis A. Harveson

Spring 2015
SUMMER

Featured Article: Black Bear Activity Patterns in Big Bend National Park
By Skyler Stevens, Cameron Goebel, Patricia Moody Harveson, and Raymond Skiles (BBNP)

Spring 2015
SPRING

Featured Article: BRI Research Accelerates Desert Bighorn Restoration
By Thomas S. Janke, Carlos Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Joshua Cross, Louis A. Harveson, and Froylan Hernandez (TPWD)

2014

Fall 2014
FALL

Featured Article: Using VLSA to Assess Vegetation in Desert Grasslands
By Megan Boatright, Bonnie J. Warnock, and Corey Moffet (Noble Foundation)

Summer 2014
SUMMER

Featured Article: Understanding Mountain Lion-Prey Dynamics
By Patricia Moody Harveson, Katie Dennison, Louis A. Harveson

Spring 2014
SPRING

Featured Article: A Quail of Many Names: The Mysterious Montezuma
By Curtis Greene and Louis A. Harveson

2013

Fall 2013
FALL

Featured Article: Pronghorn Restoration 2013: The Marathon Experience
By Taylor Garrison, Louis A. Harveson, and Shawn Gray

Summer 2013
SUMMER

Featured Article: Effects of Supplemental Feed on Mature Mule Deer Bucks
By Andy James and Louis A. Harveson

Winter 2013
WINTER

Featured Article: Monitoring Scaled Quail Productivity through Drought
By Richard Temple, Carlos Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Jack Turney, and Louis A. Harveson

2012

Fall 2012
FALL

Featured Article: Introducing the Trans-Pecos Native Plant Materials Initiative
By Colin Shackelford, Bonnie J. Warnock, and Forrest Smith

SPRING 2012
SPRING

Featured Article: Assessing Mountain Lion Predation in the Davis Mountains
By Colin Shackelford, Bonnie J. Warnock, and Forrest Smith

WINTER 2012
WINTER

Featured Article: Restoring Bighorn Sheep to Big Bend Ranch State Park
By Thomas S. Janke and Louis A. Harveson

2011

FALL 2011
FALL

Featured Article: Understanding Hummingbird Ecology in the Big Bend
By Patricia Moody Harveson, Dauna Jo Hodnett, and Josette Delgado

SUMMER 2011
SUMMER

Featured Article: Effects of Wildfire on Flora & Fauna of the Big Bend
By Bonnie J. Warnock

SPRING 2011
SPRING

Featured Article: Evaluating the Success of Pronghorn Restoration
By Bonnie J. Warnock

2010

FALL/WINTER 2010
FALL/WINTER

Featured Article: Identifying Potential Black Bear Corridors
By Cherie New and Patricia Moody Harveson

SPRING/SUMMER 2010
SPRING/SUMMER

Featured Article: Using Fire and Herbicide to Control Whitebrush
By Iric Burden and Bonnie J. Warnock

2009

FALL/WINTER 2009
FALL/WINTER

Featured Article: Movements and Habitat Use of West Texas Elk
By Brendan Witt and Louis A. Harveson

SPRING/SUMMER 2009
SPRING/SUMMER

Featured Article: Site Fidelity of Translocated Mule Deer in Mexico
By Jose de la Luz Martinez Garcia and Louis A. Harveson

2008

FALL/WINTER 2008
FALL/WINTER

Featured Article: Evaluating Movements of Mature Mule Deer Bucks
By Misty L. Sumner and Louis A. Harveson

SPRING/SUMMER 2008
SPRING/SUMMER

Featured Article: Assessing Pronghorn Movements Using Genetic Techniques
By Renee Keleher and Louis A. Harveson