We promote the advancement of land stewardship through
ranching, science, and education.

Upcoming Events


East Foundation Three Minute Thesis Competition

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition. The 7th Annual East Foundation Three Minute Thesis competition will be held this year at the TWA Private Land Summit on July 11th, 2024. We hope to see you there!


Texas Wildlife Association Annual Convention

The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), our valued partner, celebrates 39 years of promoting effective habitat conservation and responsible hunting through private land stewardship at its annual convention, WildLife 2024, on July 11-14 in San Antonio.


The Wildlife Society Annual Conference

No matter your brand or mission, chances are you will find your audience at The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference. They regularly have attendees from all 50 U.S. states, several Canadian provinces, sovereign tribes, and beyond. Their attendees are researchers, executives, technicians, professors, land managers, decision-makers, policy analysts, statisticians, students, and more.

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Spring 2024 Newsletter

In this spring issue of our newsletter, read about the inauguration of the Tom Lea Trail Mobile Tour in Hebbronville, 10 years of Behind the Gates, our prescribed fire project on the El Sauz Ranch, and ocelot trapping efforts this year. 


From The Wildlife Society - New Agreement Paves the Way for Ocelot Reintroduction on Private Lands

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the nonprofit East Foundation have reached an agreement that would allow for the release of endangered ocelots on private lands in South Texas. The safe harbor agreement allows landowners to continue with ranching operations in exchange for allowing recovery efforts on their land.


Food Niche Responses in Southern Texas Small Mammal Communities

From 2015 to 2020, we conducted a small mammal mark–recapture study to understand the impacts of grazing, along with variability in temperature and rainfall, on small mammal abundance in southern Texas. Sampling occurred within four different cattle grazing treatments to provide insight on cattle interactions with small mammals.

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