--Ecology and Management of Wildlife and Their Habitats
--Rangeland Management and Restoration
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
PRESCRIBED BURN ASSOC.
NRM SPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES
Borderlands Research Institute
for Natural Resource Management
Formed in 2007, the goal of the Borderlands Research Institute is to provide land managers with the most current scientific information on the management of the natural resources of the area. To meet this goal, we plan and conduct research investigations on various aspects of our natural world. Ultimately, we hope to provide science-based management alternatives to land owners and managers to enhance their ability to serve as land stewards.
The Borderlands Research Institute serves as the “sister institution” to the Department of Natural Resource Management within the School of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The School of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and the Borderlands Research Institute are housed in the newly renovated Turner Range Animal Science Center which is located 1 mile east of the main campus on U.S. Highway 90.
Chihuahuan Desert Borderlands
Contrast and Diversity — The Chihuahuan Desert Borderlands are one of the most picturesque and biologically diverse regions of the world. Mountain ranges erupt from the desert floor and exceed elevations of 8,000 feet. This contrast in elevation greatly affects the biological diversity that occurs in the Chihuahuan Desert. From desert grasslands to cienegas to ponderosa pine forests, plant communities and plant species are diverse with over 2,000 known species. These diverse habitats also support a variety of vertebrates including over 500 species of birds, over 170 species of reptiles and amphibians, and over 120 species of mammals.
For more information on the Borderlands Research Institute or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:
Dr. Louis A. Harveson, Director
Borderlands Research Institute for Natural Resource Management
P.O. Box C-16
Sul Ross State University
Alpine, TX 79832