Wild Texas Film Tour
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, filmmakers, wildlife biologists and other experts.
One of the films features research being done to restore pronghorn to the Trans-Pecos, a collaborative project with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Another film details the efforts by the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) to learn more about the mysterious mountain lion. Dr. Louis Harveson, the Dan Allen Hughes Endowed Director and Professor of Wildlife Management at BRI, will be a featured guest at most of the screenings. Dr. Patricia Harveson, who leads the mountain lion research project, will join the panel at the Alpine and Marfa events.
Doors will open at 6:30 for guests to mingle with special guests and representatives of local conservation organizations and outdoor adventure groups. Each event will include giveaways from YETI and product samples from Epic Provisions.
“We hope this tour will shine a spotlight on Texas conservation issues, inspire viewers to engage in grassroots efforts, and increase support for local conservation organizations,” said filmmaker Ben Masters, who will host the tour. “If you are intrigued by Texas mountain lions, deer-hunting vegetarians, pronghorn revival, the health of Texas rivers or bison restoration, there’s a film you will enjoy.”