Heart & Hands

Cibolo Preserve


Mission and Vision

Protecting nature through research.
The mission of the Cibolo Preserve is to own, maintain, and preserve the Preserve’s real property in its natural habitat as part of the Cibolo Creek watershed for educational, scientific, and charitable purposes.


The Cibolo Preserve is a 645-acre natural habitat laboratory and groundwater recharge area. This nature preserve supports a unique plant and animal environment and supplies groundwater recharge to the Trinity Aquifer zone through fractures and caverns in its limestone creek bed.

To fulfill its mission, the Preserve is operated as an outdoor laboratory for research projects conducted by the University of Texas at San Antonio, Cibolo Center for Conservation (formerly Cibolo Nature Center), U.S. Geological Survey, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Access to the Cibolo Preserve is restricted to research partners and volunteers actively involved in approved projects on water quality, plant and animal habitat, and environmental concerns. To support and fulfill the mission of Cibolo Preserve, these organizations utilize the Preserve as an outdoor laboratory for research projects.

Our Partner Organizations/Projects – UTSA; U.S. Geological Survey; Cibolo Center for Conservation; Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

In addition to its research efforts, the Cibolo Preserve also supports an annual Lende Lecture series in collaboration with the Cibolo Nature Center and recently presented The Native Plant Society of Texas with a five-year, $50,000 grant to support continued efforts to grow Boerne’s Bigtooth Maple population.

DONATIONS – Donations to the Cibolo Preserve are tax deductible:
Cibolo Preserve, PO Box 99, Boerne TX 78006

INQUIRIES – All media and other inquiries should be directed to info@cibolopreserve.org

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