Cattle were removed from the Research Ranch more than 30 years ago, and efforts began to help the natural processes rehabilitate an ecosystem that was damaged by overgrazing and drought. Erosion control, eradication of non-native invasive species, replanting of native grasses, and reestablishment of fire are all ongoing processes at the Research Ranch.
Rehabilitation of Native Grass Ecosystems on the Research Ranch
Important Bird Areas
One way in which the AWRR connects to global conservation efforts
Completing the Research Ranch's Wildlife-Friendly Fences
Ecological Burns / Firewise Program
Restoring Historic Fire Frequency on the Research Ranch
Connect with the Research Ranch
Support to Our Fellowship Programs
Your gift to our fellowship programs will ensure that student scientists will receive Fellowships to encourage and support their research.
Volunteer your Time
The Research Ranch is a truly unique place that stirs great feelings in those lucky enough to be involved. Please contact us for details about our organized volunteer program.
Living Gently on the Land
If you want to conserve native wildlife and habitat, “Living Gently on the Land” will help you understand and protect the plants, animals and landscapes of the Southwest.