Protecting nature through research

The Cibolo Preserve is a 653-acre natural habitat laboratory and groundwater recharge area. This nature preserve supports a unique plant and animal environment and supplies groundwater recharge to the Trinity Aquifer zone through fractures and caverns in its limestone creek bed.

The mission of the Cibolo Preserve is to own, maintain, and preserve the Preserve’s real property in its natural habitat as part of the Cibolo Creek watershed for educational, scientific, and charitable purposes.

To fulfill its mission, the Preserve is operated as an outdoor laboratory for research projects conducted by the University of Texas at San Antonio, Cibolo Center for Conservation (formerly Cibolo Nature Center), U.S. Geological Survey, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Access to the Cibolo Preserve is restricted to research partners and volunteers actively involved in approved projects on water quality, plant and animal habitat, and environmental concerns.