WHAT’S NEW

08

Oct
On November 14th at the SRSU Espino Conference Center, Texas Agricultural Land Trust and Borderlands Research Institute are partnering to host Saving Working Lands: Preparing Landowners for Energy Development...

04

Oct
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...

04

Oct
Currently a Natural Resource Specialist for Texas Parks and Wildlife Deparment, Kiddo Campbell is also a graduate student at Sul Ross State University and is wrapping up his thesis project on mule deer restoration...

20

Sep
Permian Basin Area Foundation is providing a $300K grant to the Borderlands Research Institute to support stakeholder engagement and outreach as part of the Respect Big Bend Coalition...

01

Aug
“I feel incredibly privileged to get to do what we do.... Helping to bring back one of Texas’ most iconic big game species to its native range is a pretty cool feeling.”...

01

Aug
In the Trans-Pecos, carrying capacity estimates are needed to assess how many pronghorn the habitat can sustain. We are also studying how different cattle grazing regimes affect pronghorn forage...

12

Jul
BRI is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Carlos (Lalo) Gonzalez as Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Management and the Nau Endowed Professor in Habitat Research and Management...

03

Jun
While most landowners enjoy seeing mule deer, concerns about crop damage have increased, raising many questions about the relationship between mule deer and agriculture...

03

Jun
Jacob Lampman learned to love wildlife and nature at his grandfather’s knee...

06

May
As Associate Director for Stewardship Services, Tarrant will develop and implement outreach activities including landowner workshops, stakeholder meetings, and research symposia...

15

Apr
Barbara Sugarman grew up in sunny San Diego and spent as much time outdoors as she could on the public land trail system adjacent to her neighborhood...

15

Apr
Prairie dogs are often underappreciated animals; usually considered pests, this species helps uphold a healthy ecosystem...

04

Mar
The $400,000 endowment honors John Poindexter, a founding advisory board member for BRI, who has long been a champion for West Texas...

16

Jan
Michael completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management at Sul Ross in 2015 and is now working toward his master’s degree...

15

Jan
Thanks to a $1 million gift, the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) has endowed a Conservation Biology chair at Sul Ross State University...

28

Nov
It is almost that time of the year again where we kick off our grassland bird captures...

28

Nov
The Texas State University Board of Regents honored Dr. Louis Harveson with a prestigious Regents’ Professor Award at their board meeting earlier this month...

28

Nov
Since the early 1990s, scientific researchers (and less-scientific Sasquatch hunters) have used infrared-triggered camera traps as a low-cost tool for recording animal activities at all times of the day and night...

20

Nov
BRI graduate student Maribel Glass is thrilled to be studying range and wildlife management at Sul Ross State University. You could say she’s been dreaming about it for most of her young life...

24

Oct
The Texas Agricultural Land Trust, along with the Borderlands Research Institute and other local partners, will host a landowner seminar in Alpine...

19

Sep
The Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) has received a $75,000 donation from Park Cities Quail to support scaled quail research...

18

Sep
Nine Sul Ross State University students from the fourth annual Borderlands Research Institute Undergraduate Mentorship Program presented their research findings on Friday, Sept. 14...

14

Sep
Army veteran Howell Pugh’s path to Borderlands Research Institute has been a circuitous one. After high school he worked with his father at the family’s auto repair shop in Arlington, Texas...

11

Sep
The Houston Safari Club Foundation has awarded $39,000 in scholarships to seven Borderlands Research Institute students. The scholarships are part of the foundation’s Dan L. Duncan Scholarship Program...

28

Aug
The Texas Ornithological Society has awarded a $6,000 grant to the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) to purchase radio transmitters for a grassland bird research project...

20

Aug
The Texas State University System Board of Regents announced the selection of Sul Ross State University’s Dr. Louis Harveson as a winner of the 2018 Regents’ Professor Award, the System’s highest faculty honor...

07

Aug
Where can kit fox be found in Texas? That’s the research objective of a Borderlands Research Institute study currently being conducted in the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas...

26

Jun
Matt was accepted into the program in 2018, and his thesis work is focused on determining distribution of kit fox in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas...

26

Jun
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) for a grassland enhancement project in Marfa and Marathon...

30

Apr
Froylan Hernandez loves his job. As Desert Bighorn Sheep Program Leader for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), Froylan leads one of the most successful wildlife conservation efforts in Texas...

17

Apr
The Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) at Sul Ross State University is pleased to announce the largest philanthropic gift in its 10-year history. The $1.5 million gift will fund a new Nau Endowed Chair in Habitat Research and Management at BRI...

08

Mar
A new scholarship has been created at the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) at Sul Ross State University by the family of Virginia Matthews Law, whose family has operated a ranch in West Texas for more than one hundred years...

07

Mar
Growing up in Chihuahua, Mexico, Denis Josefina Perez-Ordoñez remembers the government campaigning to create awareness about water issues and developing water conservation regulations...

24

Feb
Several Sul Ross State University Range and Wildlife students won awards and scholarships at the 54th annual meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, held Feb. 9-11 in Dallas...

21

Feb
Graduate researchers from Sul Ross State University’s Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) are assisting with a five-year, collaborative mule deer study with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and two other state universities...

15

Feb
It’s dawn in late January, near Marfa, and the grasslands on Mimms Ranch are radiant, swaying like a thick, golden mane in the sporadic breeze...

13

Feb
The Borderlands Research Institute will have a booth at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s (HLSR’s) Ranching and Wildlife Expo, Tuesday – Saturday (27 Feb – 3 Mar 2018)...

08

Feb
Nineteenth and early 20th century naturalists found them “fantastic,” “curious,” “bizarre.” The male’s face is marked by swirls of black and white – and with their wild patterning, they were called “harlequin quail,” “fool quail,” “crazy quail.”

15

Nov
Mountain lion research conducted by the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) at Sul Ross State University is featured in a short film produced by Texas filmmaker Ben Masters that is an official selection of National Geographic’s short film showcase...

08

Oct
The Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) at Sul Ross State University is marking ten years of collaborative efforts to conserve one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world: the Chihuahuan Desert in the borderlands of West Texas...

26

Sep
The Wild Texas Film Tour is coming to 13 Texas cities through November! Two of the films feature BRI research projects. The tour features Texas wildlife, adventure, and conservation short films along with characters from the films...

15

Aug
The Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) at Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas has announced that Dr. Ryan Luna has been appointed to the newly created Kelly R. Thompson professorship in quail research...