Big Bend Ranch State Park


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Big Bend Ranch State Park,

Texas: see under Big Bend National ParkBig Bend National Park,
801,163 acres (324,471 hectares), W Tex.; authorized 1935, est. 1944. It is a triangle formed where the Rio Grande runs southeast then northeast in a big bend along the U.S.-Mexico border, notably through deep canyons such as the Santa Elena.
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Big Bend Ranch State Park


Location:Western portion of the state, along the Rio Grande from southeast of Presidio to near Lajitas.
Facilities:Primitive campsites, group camps, picnic areas, OHV trails, hiking trails, bridle trails, bike trails, bike rentals.
Activities:Camping, fishing, rafting, canoeing, swimming, hiking, biking, backpacking, OHV riding, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Embracing some of the most remote and rugged terrain in the Southwest, the park encompasses two mountain ranges containing ancient extinct volcanoes, precipitous canyons, and waterfalls. The park is home to a tremendous diversity of animal and plant species, including 14 species of bats, several species of hummingbirds, and at least 11 other rare plants and animals, including Hinckley oaks and mountain lions. The park also maintains a small herd of Texas longhorn cattle, a remnant of the property's ranching heritage.
Address:PO Box 2319
Presidio, TX 79845

Phone:432-229-3416
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/big_bend_ranch/
Size: 299,008 acres.

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In WTX, data were collected from the Big Bend Ranch State Park which encompassed 1,210 [km.
Although the Big Bend Ranch State Park provided protection for radio-collared mountain lions, survival rates for the WTX population was lower than for the STX population.
Rates of survival for males and pooled sexes at Big Bend Ranch State Park (Table 1) were not significantly different in the hunting period ([[chi square].
Dalquest and wife Rose, straddles the Brewster/Presidio county line, and borders the Big Bend Ranch State Park to the south.
We're managing Big Bend Ranch State Park to benefit native plants and wildlife, not feral burros that happen to wander into the park," Smith said.
This plan has been 10 years in the making to introduce bighorn sheep to the mountains of Big Bend Ranch State Park.
Big Bend National Park (BBNP), Big Bend Ranch State Park (BBRSP), and Black Gap Wildlife Management Area (BGWMA) are located in the southern portion of the Trans-Pecos along the Rio Grande, an area often referred to as the Big Bend Area (Figure 1).
Access and logistic support were provided by the Nature Conservancy of Texas and by the personnel of the Big Bend Ranch State Park (L.
pectoralis laceinaus were collected on Big Bend Ranch State Park, Presidio County, Texas (UTM coordinates 13615525E 3268958N).
Yancey & Jones (1996) reported a specimen from "non-montane" habitat, adjacent to a stream bed in desert scrub, on the Big Bend Ranch State Park, in Presidio County.
Field work conducted in Big Bend Ranch State Park, Presidio and Brewster counties, Texas, during 1994 and 1995 yielded noteworthy specimens of two species of small mammals.
Extensive live-trapping for small mammals on the Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas, yielded several specimens of Reithrodontomys fulvescens and Reithrodontomys megalotis from a variety of habitat types.