We Teach

so they can know

We Study

so we can know

We Conserve

so they can have

Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation


The Foundation's mission as set forth in Robert H. Welder's will is to conduct research and education in wildlife management and conservation.

Programs and Tours

Public Tour

Free public tours are listed on our Program Calendar. Please call our office (361-364-2643) at least one day in advance if you plan to attend a tour or you may register online here. Visitors must wait at outside of the main gate. The tour guide will meet arrive at 2:55 p.m and escort your party onto the property.





If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, you can apply here. For more details contact Angie Arredondo at (361) 364-2643 or visit the volunteer page here.



Upcoming programs

The Welder Wildlife Foundation will be offering an array of programs for a variety of audiences.  For more information on these programs see our calendar.


Wildflower Workshop: March 27, 2020

Join us for our annual Wildflower Workshop and spend the morning with past director of the Welder Wildlife Foundation, Dr. Lynn Drawe, and Welder Wildlife Foundation Staff to learn more about flora native to south Texas. Contact the Foundation for more information or register HERE!


Wildlife Conservation Camp: July 12-18, 2020

The Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society will host their Wildlife Conservation Camp for high school students at the Welder Wildlife Foundation in Sinton, Texas. To learn more visit the camp website.


Welder Fellowship Proposal Deadlines

The deadline for submission of proposals for Welder Wildlife Foundation Fellowships is October 1 of each year. Please send proposals to Dr. Terry Blankenship, P.O. Box 1400, Sinton, Texas 78387.