mosquito research
Jackie Ortuño conducts research on mosquitos at Wild Basin Preserve, part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve


Scientists, students, and land managers may conduct research on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve with a scientific research permit. To apply for a research permit, please contact us.

Examples of past research include assessments of avian nest predators, modeling of invasive species impacts, soil microbial surveys, and evaluation of ecological restoration techniques. All research reports conducted on the BCP are included as appendices to the BCCP annual report that is submitted to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS). The last five years' annual reports are available on our BCCP Reports page. To request an electronic copy of older reports, please contact us.

Research directly involving endangered species or that could impact endangered species requires a USFWS issued 10(a) permit. More information regarding the qualifications for those permits is available online.

Playing a recording of the golden-cheeked warbler’s song without the appropriate scientific permit is prohibited. The ‘playback’ constitutes harassment and is prohibited under the Endangered Species Act.