THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, GENERAL INFORMATION – SANDIA SPRINGS
TIERRA GRANDE CHAPTER – SANDIA PROJECT NEWS, PUBLICITY & OUTREACH.
Texas Wildlife, Magazine of the Texas Wildlife Association article: Oasis In The Desert by Ryan Anthony & Ryan O’Shaughnessy, PH.D. Borderlands Research Institute For Natural Resource Management.
Oasis in the Desert
Oasis in the Desert (continued)
February 7, 2015
The Big Bend Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas visited the Sandia Project. It was a good turnout guided by Dave Hedges Sandia Project Manager and Jackie Poole retired Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept., followed by lunch and classroom discussion led by Jackie Poole and Linda Hedges also retired Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.
Marfa Public Radio’s Megan Wilde Dumitrescu – Sandia Springs Wetlands Featuring Dave Hedges and Ellen Weinacht
Marfa Public Radio’s Lonn Taylor, The Rambling Boy – Sandia Springs Wetlands
Texas Co-op Power Magazine – Article by Lonn Taylor:
$25,000 grant from the Ed Rachal Foundation to fund improvements to the new Texas Master Naturalists Sandia Wetlands Project
February 15, 2012
Special to the Alpine Daily Planet
Michigan naturalist speaks to Tierra Grande Master Naturalists at Sandia Springs wetland site. Article by Barbara Novovitch
July 7, 2011
Special to the Alpine Avalanche
Wetlands project near Balmorhea a collaborative effort.
August 16, 2011
Ellen Weinacht & Dave Hedges speak to KRTS about the Sandia Wetlands.
The two-acre wetlands project is now under construction, about three miles from the original Sandia Springs in Balmorhea.
Balmorhea rancher Ellen Weinacht and Dave Hedges, a naturalist from Fort Davis, are building wetlands for shorebirds on a four-acre tract on the ranch owned by Weinacht and her husband, Don. The Sandia Wetlands project demonstrates how private landowners can provide valuable wildlife habitat on unused land.
The Tierra Grande chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists is assisting with development of the wetlands and wildlife monitoring. Sandia Wetlands, located near Balmorhea on a Reeves County road, will be open to the public for birding.