Advisory Board

The Reserve Advisory Board provides an opportunity for collaboration between Reserve staff and partners for management, research/monitoring activities, stewardship objectives, and educational programs based on the approved Reserve management plan.

The Board is made up of key state, federal, and private partners of the Reserve, including the Texas General Land Office, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Coastal Bend Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Fennessey Ranch, Texas Department of Transportation, Coastal Bend Bays & Estuary Program, and a local governmental representative mutually agreed upon by Aransas County and the City of Rockport. These partnerships have been established based on mutual interest in the project and to provide a means by which key aspects of the program will function (i.e., research, education, monitoring, administration, resource protection, facility). For more information, please consult the memorandum of understanding found in our Resource Library. Minutes of the meetings can be downloaded from the Resource Library

American Alligators are at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, one of the Reserve's local partners.