Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute
September 10, 2010
During 2010, we not only provided access to the preserve, but also provided staff, facilities, and vehicles for transport for the CDRI's: teacher workshop; "Top-of-Texas" series; and birding festival. The first two events included guided hikes up Mt. Livermore with interpretation. The birding festival included a hummingbird banding demonstration and a guided birding hike.
In all of these instances, the events were organized and hosted by the CDRI, and we were very proud to be associated with them. The CDRI does a great job of providing opportunities for individuals to gain an appreciation for nature, especially that associated with the Chihuahuan Desert, and to be educated about same. Such is certainly consistent with the mission of The Nature Conservancy.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the way that they reach out in the interest of fostering an appreciation for the beauty, landscape variety, and biodiversity of the Chihuahuan Desert, to both local and international visitors.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
learning more about the Chihuahuan Desert ecology via their events and programs.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
everybody from the executive director to the volunteers, all of whom are friendly and competent.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
purchase more land in the Chihuahuan Desert and establish satellite offices.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & I am a member, have been a volunteer, and am the manager of The Nature Conservancy's Davis Mountains Preserve, which partners with the CDRI for many events.