The Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) has provided funding to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) in support of a research program investigating the natural repopulation of black bears in West Texas.
TPWF has partnered with the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) at Sul Ross State University on a research program investigating the natural repopulation of black bears in West Texas. This research project seeks to understand the current black bear population and habitat needs of the region, monitor the expansion of its range in West Texas, and encourage that expansion through science-based management strategies.
“We are grateful to the Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) for their decades-long partnership to protect the wild things and wild places of Texas. In addition to supporting training and equipment for Texas Game Wardens, Trans-Pecos pronghorn restoration, and guided hunting experiences for the next generation of conservation managers, we are excited about the HSCF’s latest gift to pronghorn research. Black bear population now returning to West Texas. Thanks to generous donors, this research project will help us better understand the ecology of this iconic species to minimize human-bear conflicts and inform management decisions,” said Anne Brown, executive director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.
“Wildlife and habitat conservation is an integral part of our mission at HSCF. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has been a long-time valued partner of the HSCF and we are honored to be a part of this critical research study,” stated Joe Betar, HSCF Executive Director.
About the Houston Safari Club Foundation
The Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the promotion of our hunting heritage. HSCF has awarded 646 scholarships totaling $2.92 million. HSCF conducts youth outdoor education programs, vocational training, hunter education, and field experiences throughout the year. HSCF has provided more than $4 million in grants for wildlife, habitat, and various hunter-funded conservation initiatives. HSCF is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization. Visit our website at wehuntwegive.org or call 713.623.8844 for more information. HSCF. We hunt. We give.