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. Visitors must wait at our main gate and the tour guide will meet you there at 3:00 p.m.





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.



Rangelands - Home on the Range Workshops

Rangelands: A Conservation Education Guide and Home on the Range teacher workshops are focused on K-5th grade science and educate teachers and youth about the importance of rangelands and the ecosystem services they provide.Take a look at our 2018 workshop dates and locations. Enjoy the video of one of our summer workshops presented by Mandy Krause.


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.