Our Partner Organizations/Projects
To support and fulfill the mission of Cibolo Preserve, the following organizations utilize the Preserve as an outdoor laboratory for research projects.
• University of Texas at San Antonio – conducts research studies on diverse scientific topics, ranging from karst geology, to small mammals, aquatic wildlife, and water quality.
• U.S. Geological Survey – maintains a Cibolo Creek monitoring station on the Cibolo Preserve that measures cubic feet per second water discharge as well as height of the water surface. In this partnership facilitated by the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District, statistics are maintained of this hourly water data. Click here for more information.
• Cibolo Center for Conservation – has a long-term research partnership with the Cibolo Preserve, with citizen science projects monitoring the Great Blue Heron Rookery, as well as surveying waterfowl and prairie birds. The Cibolo Center for Conservation is located next-door to the Cibolo Preserve.
• Texas Commission on Environmental Quality – conducts water studies every five years at the Preserve, surveying fish population and overall water quality.
For information on specific projects or to propose a project, please contact the organizations directly.
Click here for a select list of research projects for UTSA and Cibolo Center for Conservation.