Projects and Research

We use science and innovative technology to drive our management and conservation of aquatic resources. And we work collaboratively with partners to effectively meet today’s complex conservation challenges 

Our Aquatic Ecology and Conservation Program studies multiple species that are not the primary focus of traditional fisheries programs, including insects, crustaceans, mollusks, salamanders, and toads.  

Our Edwards Aquifer Species Conservation program supports species endemic to the Edwards Aquifer and associated springs, providing populations supported in captivity as insurance against catastrophic events. 

Our Plant Ecology and Restoration Program conducts research on Texas wild rice to improve its management in the wild and its captive propagation. We also assist with habitat restoration within and along the San Marcos River.