Urban Biologist

Rufus Stephens; interviewer: Patrick

Urban Biologist (Real Media)


TPWD urban biologists serve the San Antonio, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Lower Rio Grande Valley and El Paso areas. Eighty percent of Texans live in or near urban areas, so these biologists spend much of their time providing technical assistance to builders, schools and homeowners about preserving and managing wildlife and wildlife habitat. Biologists choosing this path must be skilled in wildlife ecology and have outstanding communication skills.

Preserving native habitat at a construction site


Completed wildscape development


Students conducting habitat survey


Wildscape development sign


Master Naturalist field trip


Master Naturalist class


Habitat for Humanity wildscape


Urban wildlife outreach at San Antonio rodeo



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