Texas Ecological Laboratory?
Texas Ecological Laboratory (TEL) is a partnership between landowners with ecologically valuable land and university students eager to study Texas flora and fauna. Landowners invite highly qualified researchers to carry out confidential ecological research on their property and in return, substantially reduce their property taxes by up to 98%.
Under this program, your land could transition into wildlife management use after just 2 years — a compelling and cost-effective alternative to the minimum 5 years of grazing or farming typically required under Ag.
Because 97% of Texas is privately owned it can be difficult for researchers at universities or colleges to gain access to private property. The TEL program provides access to private property as well as grants for conducting research. We are currently working with researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University, Trinity University, Rice University, Texas State University, St. Edward's University, University of Houston and Mississippi State University.
For more information about the Texas Ecological Laboratory program, please contact us for further information.