LSLS Regional Winner for the Edwards Plateau, 2

Passport to Texas from Texas parks and Wildlife and the Wildlife Restoration program

In 1969, J. David and Margaret Bamberger purchased a fifty-five hundred acre ranch in Blanco County.

Let me tell you, there wasn’t a drop of water here. There wasn’t anything in the way of wildlife. I drilled seven water wells five hundred feet deep; I never got a drop of water.

By employing land management practices, the Bambergers restored the ecological balance to their land, and water began to flow.

(birds chirping) We were wanting to demonstrate, and to try and develop a model, that perhaps other people could follow.

The Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve—regional winner of the Lone Star Land Steward award for the Edwards Plateau—attracts visitors of all ages who come to learn from this conservation couple.

And that where my strength was, which was outdoor education. For the children, we have a special fifth grade program. We also do workshops for adults. Mostly landowners, trying to teach them the basics of stewardship. David and I have very much worked as a team. All of the things that we do involve both conservation and education.

Learn about the Lone Star Land Steward Awards at

That’s our show… with support from the Wildlife Restoration Program… providing funding for the Private Lands and Public Hunting Program.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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