The Texas Master Naturalist program develops teams of “master volunteers” to provide educational and outreach services aimed at the better management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the AgriLIFE Extension Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners.

The Tierra Grande Chapter serves the greater Big Bend Region.  Our Mission:  To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers who provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural area within our community

Dave Hedges Shelter at Bridge Gap

The shelter built in memory of Dave Hedges at Bridge Gap has been completed. It offers shelter to hikers and others from sun, wind and weather most foul.


Sandia Springs Wetlands Update

With increased drilling and exploration in the Balmorhea / Toyahvale region ongoing research of underground water quality will be undertaken by hydrogeologists with the UT Austin Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG).  For detailed information see Sandia’s link below.  Sandia Wetlands is a Tierra Grande, TMN project.

Sandia Project


New Class Training Has Begun

The training for the new class of 2018 has begun. To follow them more closely please see the new class training news page.









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