We Teach

so they can know

We Study

so we can know

We Conserve

so they can have





Peer Review

The Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation undergoes a peer review every 5–10 years. A thorough examination of its programs, staff, physical plant, and fiscal operations is conducted by an outside group of professionals in the field of wildlife conservation and management. The review group's final report is analyzed by staff and trustees and recommendations are implemented as deemed appropriate.

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

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.


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. 2018 workshop dates and locations. Enjoy the video of one of our summer workshops presented by Mandy Krause.


Upcoming programs

The Welder Wildlife Foundation will be offering an array of programs for landowners, K-12 and university students, teachers, conservation and informal science educators and Master Naturalists this fall.  For more information on these programs see our Opportunities page.


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.