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Grassland Restoration Practicum

Interested in learning about native grassland restoration?

Applications are now open for a paid educational opportunity this April. Participants will gain hands-on experience in land conservation and native plant propagation while exploring pathways to professions in rangeland ecology and land management. 

April 1 – 5, 2024
6 – 8 hours daily
Participants will earn $15 per hour. 

Project leaders include Jason Crosby, Sul Ross Borderlands Research Institute; Jim Martinez, Marfa-based landscape designer and soil scientist; Price Rumbelow and Jeff Bennett, Rio Grande Joint Venture; and Rachael Connally, Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Enrollment is limited. Women and gender non-conforming individuals based in the tri-county area are strongly encouraged to apply by March 7. To apply or request additional information, please call 432-729-4362 EXT 225 or email

Transportation to research sites will be provided from Marfa or Alpine. 

Chinati’s educational and public programming is generously supported by the Prentice Farrar & Alline Ford Brown Foundation, the Cowles Charitable Trust, the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, the Warren Skaaren Charitable Trust, #startsmall, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Union Pacific Foundation. Chinati is also grateful to our members and the people of Marfa and Far West Texas for their generous support and in-kind contributions.