Partners for Habitat Program Updated:04/2022

The Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) at Sul Ross State University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are partnering to provide technical and financial assistance to landowners interested in restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat on their land.

The Partners for Habitat Program will provide $150,000 of financial assistance directly to private landowners across the West Texas counties of Brewster, Terrell, Pecos, Reeves, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio.

“This new Partners for Habitat Program will provide some additional resources that West Texas landowners need to implement positive conservation practices on their properties,” said Billy Tarrant, Associate Director of Stewardship Services for BRI. “We’ll be accepting applications this fall, and will be providing more information about how to apply for this cost-share program by early August. We’re very proud to be partnering with the USFWS to provide this opportunity for West Texas landowners.”

The program is funded through the USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, which has been providing funds for wildlife conservation on private land across the country since 1987. By partnering with BRI, the USFWS is leveraging BRI’s relationship with landowners across the Trans-Pecos.

“The Borderlands Research Institute has an established track record of effectively working with landowners across the region,” said Brendan Witt, a private lands biologist with the USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. “More than 95% of land in Texas is privately owned, and providing these funds for habitat conservation on private lands will make a difference in terms of healthy terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.”

Projects that will be funded include habitat enhancement and restoration actions that may include but are not limited to the following practices:
• Brush management (mechanical and chemical)
• Invasive species removal treatment
• Establishment of native vegetation
• Pollinator plantings
• Streamside management
• Erosion control practices

Contact Partners for Habitat Program

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Contact Partners for Habitat Program

Borderlands Research Institute
Sul Ross State University
79830 US-90
PO Box C-21
Alpine, TX  79832
Phone: (432) 837-8225

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Brewster County, Texas
  • Culberson County, Texas
  • Hudspeth County, Texas
  • Jeff Davis County, Texas
  • Pecos County, Texas
  • Presidio County, Texas
  • Reeves County, Texas
  • Terrell County, Texas