National Wildlife Refuges work closely with other researchers, Universities and science-based organizations interested in supporting the agency's wildlife conservation mission.  

The following are some of the recent research projects conducted on the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge. 

  • Research and monitoring efforts on Aplomado falcons as part of the implementation of the Northern Aplomado Falcon recovery effort  
  • Monitoring, assessment and protection of Priority Coastal Bird Species Populations and Their Habitats in the Lower Laguna Madre 
  • Place and maintain wildlife cameras to trap and track radio-collared ocelot and bobcat on conservation easements
  • Piping Plover Overwinter Distribution and Survival Evaluation
  • Habitat Fragmentation and Corridors in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Refuges:  A Landscape Perspective

To learn more, please contact the Refuge Manager.