Welcome to Selah

Workshops and Tours Before and After Learn

Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve is a 5,500 acre ranch that has been described as the largest habitat restoration project on private land in Texas. You can learn about the environment, while pausing to reflect on the beauty and serenity of Hill Country nature.

Announcing Opening for A Full-Time Education and Stewardship Position!

We are accepting applications through April 15, 2014 with hopes of filling it by mid-May.

Selah job opening

10th Annual Family Day and Picnic

May 4, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

JKarger2338Please join us for our 10th annual fundraiser whose proceeds go directly to environmental education programs at Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve. This is always a fun and educational day that includes ranch tours, nature trails, dinosaur tracks, kids’ crafts, and a native plant sale. Additionally, we have a unique silent auction titled “Of The Land and By Our Hands” with many hand-made items from natural materials harvested from Selah itself. Past popular items have been outdoor cedar or cherry wood furniture and hand-painted children’s chairs, along with beautiful jewelry, photography and original art pieces. A delicious fajita lunch will again be prepared by our friends and volunteers with the Bexar Grotto Society.

Back by Popular Demand for 2014 is our friend and fellow conservationist, John Karger with Last Chance Forever. Last Chance Forever is an organization dedicated to rehabilitation of raptors and their release back into the wild. John’s presentation with live birds is a thing of beauty to watch and underscores their belief that education is the key to making a larger impact in the world. You DO NOT want to miss this chance!

 Early Bird Registration (PDF)


Water from Stone book jacket

Water From Stone – Learn about the book

J. David Bamberger’s story is featured on NPR/All Things Considered!

Repairing Mother Nature, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, November 2009

Bamberger Ranch Preserve receives Leopold Conservation Award for Texas