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 Nature Center – 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 Nature Center 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.
• San Antonio River Authority – monitors water quality of the Cibolo Creek on a monthly basis as part of the Clean Rivers Program.
• Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – is the state agency that oversees and protects wildlife and their habitats. One of the original research partners of the Cibolo Preserve, TPWD has participated in a cowbird trapping program at the Preserve.
For information on specific projects or to propose a project, please contact the organizations directly.