(Houston, TX- April 25, 2023) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) has provided funding to Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) in support of a research program investigating the natural repopulation of black bears in West Texas
TPWF is partnering 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 region’s current black bear population and habitat needs, monitor their range expansion in West Texas, and foster that expansion through science-based management strategies.
“We are grateful to Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) for its decades-long partnership protecting the wild things and wild places of Texas. In addition to supporting training and equipment for Texas Game Wardens, Trans-Pecos pronghorn restoration, and mentored hunting experiences for the next generation of conservation stewards, we’re excited for HSCF’s most recent gift for research on the 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 Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.
“Conservation of wildlife and habitat is an integral part of our mission at HSCF. Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has been a valued, long-time partner of HSCF and we are honored to be part of this critical research study,” stated Joe Betar, HSCF Executive Director.
About Houston Safari Club Foundation
Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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 dollars. HSCF conducts youth outdoor education programs, career training, hunter education and field experiences throughout the year. HSCF has provided over $4 million in grants for hunter-funded wildlife, habitat, and various 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.