For over 30 years, the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute has supported research in the region and the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center has served as a field station for biological research. In addition to long-term research projects, we welcome university field classes.
It is the goal of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute to encourage and promote research on the natural resources of the Chihuahuan Desert. With proper project justification, researcher credentials and the Institute’s approval, research and collecting of specimens may be done within the boundaries of the Research Institute. The number of specimens to be collected must be justifiable and statistically sound. To apply to conduct such research, please fill out the application below and request the signature of the Executive Director.