Selah Spectacular Virtual Fundraiser

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BRP YouTube Live Stream Channel

When the BRP team is streaming live you will be able to watch the video without having to go to Facebook or Youtube. Remember if you want to interact and comment please visit on one those sites to join in the fun!

You can also donate by sending a check to: BRP 2341 Blue Ridge Drive, Johnson City Texas 78636

Selah Spectacular Sale Items (sale begins Thursday, July 1 at 6 PM)

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Texas Snowbell Experience with J. David Bamberger, Fundraiser Pricing $2,000

A Texas Snowbell (Styrax platanifolius var. texanus) tree planting experience with J.David Bamberger himself! This experience is the chance to have a Hill Country endemic tree planted in your yard by one of this tree’s conservation heros. Mr. Bamberger with help from USFW saved this tree from near extinction in its home range. The Texas Snowbell is a State and Federally Endangered tree not often found in nurseries. The BRP staff has a long history of protecting and providing for this tree and we are beyond excited to share our knowledge and experience for this special fundraiser item to be brought to your home. Mr. Bamberger will even show you how the best tree holes are dug!

J.David Bamberger will travel to plant this within 60 miles or 1.5 hours from the ranch.

Planting will take place sometime from November 2021 until March of 2022 as his schedule permits. The BRP team will provide support and all equipment and installation for tree protection (Mr. B calls them corrals).

SOLD!

Guided Hunting Experience at Bamberger Ranch Preserve. Fundraiser Pricing: $3,500

This one-of-a-kind hunting experience will be led by our very own Steven Fulton who has been managing the BRP hunting program for over 18 years. This experience will include a weekend on the BRP from Friday, February 18th to Sunday, February 20th, 2021 with highlights including one-on-one time learning from Steven at the shooting range, in the hunting blind, and learning how to process and break down post-hunt. Animals included in the hunt are: 1 white-tailed management buck, 1 white-tailed doe, and 3 wild hogs. Depending on availability, and for an additional fee, other animals for harvest include: sika deer, fallow deer and aoudad sheep. Lodging will be provided for a group of up to 5 people at our beautiful “Recycle” Cabin, made entirely from recycled materials, to complete this charming weekend in the Hill Country.

-Check in: 1 PM Friday

-Check out: 11 AM Sunday

-Two people in hunting blind at one time

-No pets allowed

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Scimitar-horned Oryx Calf Wrangling Experience. Fundraiser Pricing: $2,000

For the first time ever, we are offering the chance to join in on the process of wrangling a scimitar-horned oryx calf with Steven Fulton. Steven has been working with the oryx for 18 plus years and is notably an Executive Committee Member for the Source Population Alliance working with these amazing animals. This experience will include an evening on the BRP from Saturday, April 9th to Sunday, April 10th where you can relax at the beautiful “Recycle” Cabin, made entirely from recycled materials, to complete this charming weekend in the Hill Country. The process of calf wrangling and tagging happens quickly—to return calves back to their mothers—which leaves plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of Selah from spending time on our hiking trails to enjoying the view at Madrone Lake. This experience is an opportunity to hold an hours-old calf with quick photo ops. Please keep in mind that, although this experience is planned at the optimal time for multiple calves to be born, we cannot guarantee a birth during your stay.

-Check in 1 PM Saturday

-Check out 1 PM Sunday

-No pets allowed

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Guided Fishing at Bamberger Ranch Preserve. Fundraiser Pricing: $2,000

Get ready for an action-packed fishing adventure led by one of the BRP’s experienced fishing guides. A beautiful morning of fishing at some of the best BRP fishing holes, including Madrone Lake, will lead into a one-of-a-kind lake to table lunch of your catch of the day. This experience is ideal for anyone who loves to fish or is wanting to learn more about the art of fishing. The BRP is home to 7 species of fish including large-mouth bass, blue gill, and green sunfish. We can provide fishing equipment and bait, or feel free to bring your own! Dates flexible for weekday and weekend bookings around our education events.

-Check in 9 AM

-Check out 2 PM same day

-Be sure to bring a cooler to take your catch of the day home with you

-No pets allowed

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Private Bamberger Ranch Preserve Bird Walk. Fundraiser Pricing: $2,000

Enjoy a beautiful morning of birding for up to 5 people lead by our staff biologist and ornithologist Christina Farrell. Christina has been leading birding tours in the Hill Country for over 5 years and is well-versed in bird song and behavior. This experience is ideal for anyone wanting to learn more about the many incredible bird species of Texas with the BRP having documented 221 different species to date. This experience is also great for experienced birders as the BRP is home to several central Texas specialties including the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo, Blue Grosbeak, Painted Bunting, Vermillion Flycatcher, Bell’s Vireo, and many more. Lodging will be provided at our beautiful “Recycle” Cabin, made entirely from recycled materials, on the evening prior to your morning bird walk. The dates for this experience are flexible and open to both weekdays and weekends around our education events.

-Check in 1 PM

-Check out 1 PM following day

-No pets allowed

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Selah Swimming Hole Experience. Fundraiser Pricing: $2,500

Enjoy a special day at the single best BRP swimming hole, Madrone Lake! This Selah experience is an ideal vacation day to escape the summer heat! This will be a beautiful day spent at our most picturesque watering hole, relaxing at your leisure for up to 10 people. Coolers and grilling supplies welcome, and an outdoor grill will be provided for your use. The dates for this experience are flexible and open to both weekdays and weekends around our education events.

-Check in 11 AM

-Check out 6 PM same day

-No pets allowed

-No glass allowed

-No lifeguard on site

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Snake Demonstration Experience. Fundraiser Pricing: $1,000

Get ready for an exciting experience up close and personal with some of our favorite no-legged friends for up to 8 people! Enjoy an exciting snake program led by our staff biologist and herpetologist Jared Holmes. Jared has been running reptile demonstrations for over 10 years. This 2-hour experience is ideal for anyone wanting to learn more about some of nature’s sneakiest and elusive critters. Dates and times flexible for weekday and weekend bookings around our education events.

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Beekeeping 101 Experience. Fundraiser Pricing: $1,500

For the first time ever, for up to 4 people, we are offering the exciting opportunity to experience and learn about the art of beekeeping! Spend an action-packed day with our Ranch Manager Steven Fulton, an experienced beekeeper who has been working with one of our favorite pollinators for 10 plus years. See firsthand the ins and outs of proper hive management and honey collection! This experience is ideal for anyone who currently has bee boxes on their property, anyone who is hoping to have bee boxes on their property, or anyone who loves honey! Whether you own hives or not, this experience is ideal for any honeybee enthusiast or honey lover! Beekeeper’s jacket, veil, and gloves will be provided for your use. This experience is available for booking during any weekday of the last two weeks in October 2021 around our education events.

-Check in 9 AM

-Check out 3 PM

-Bring a sack lunch

-Wear sturdy and baggy pants

-No pets allowed

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A Batty and Starry Night. Fundraiser Pricing: $2,500

Enjoy an incredible evening for up to 5 people with two exciting experiences that are both highlights of Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve. This evening experience will begin at dusk with a bat emergence viewing at the Chiroptorium, watching our estimated 400,000 bats emerge from the world’s largest man-made bat cave. This experience is an up close and personal chance to see the wonder of this incredible event, and that’s not all! After the bat emergence guests will get their very own star-gazing lesson from Ranch Manager Steven Fulton at our incredible observatory. Lodging will be provided following this event at our beautiful “Recycle” Cabin, made entirely from recycled materials. A dinner as well as libations will be provided on the evening of this experience. This experience is ideal for anyone wanting to experience the beauty of the natural world in a new and exciting way. Dates flexible for weekday and weekend bookings during the month of August when the Chiroptorium is near maximum capacity.

-Check in 1 PM

-Check out 11 AM the following day

-No pets allowed

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Scavenger Hunt Hiking and Camping Experience. Fundraiser Pricing: $2,500

Enjoy a beautiful day of guided or self-guided GPS hiking on the BRP with special hidden geocaches for you to find along the way of your hiking trek! Geocaches will be surprises from Selah swag, exciting nature tools, to tasty brews and snacks. This experience for up to 4 people is ideal for anyone who loves to hike and loves surprises. The experience will begin with an easy 3 mile one-way hike to lunch. You will see vistas and the lake on our Vision Trail, hear sounds of riparian birds on the Rachel Carson Trail, and then learn all about the different plants of the BRP on our Arboretum Trail. Take a break and enjoy your lunch at Madrone Lake before continuing. (Coolers are welcome as we will transport your sack lunch and libations to the Madrone Lake patio). After lunch, your hiking trek will begin again following the creek along the Jane Goodall Trail, leading into the Louis Bromfield Trail where your camp site waits for the evening in beautiful Turkey Hollow. This experience is perfect for experienced hikers who scoff at the idea of a small 4 mile day hike with the hike ending in an evening camping under the stars. Dates flexible for weekday and weekend bookings around our education events. Suggested dates during March 13th to 20th during Spring Break.

-Check in 10 AM

-Check out 10 AM following day

-Bring sack lunch/cooler

-Two camping sites available in Turkey Hollow

-Drinking water provided

-Sausages and s’mores for roasting by the fire provided for dinner

-No camping gear provided (your gear will be transported to Turkey Hollow for your hiking arrival)

-Let us know if children will join to include kid-fun geocaches

-No pets allowed

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Super Selah Spectacular Weekend Experience. Fundraiser Pricing: $10,000

Hold onto your horses for this once-in-a-lifetime weekend! This experience is a jam-packed weekend for up to 5 guests and provides the ultimate Selah experience to engage in everything the ranch has to offer. This weekend will be curated to incorporate the experiences of your choosing and can contain any or all of the following experiences:

-Guided or self-guided hiking on any of our 7 miles of trails

-Swimming at Madrone Lake

-Picnic Lunch at Madrone Lake

-Fishing and canoeing at one of our watering holes

-Scimitar-horned oryx interpretation and viewing

-Chiroptorium interpretation and bat emergence viewing

-Dinosaur track site interpretation and viewing

-Archeological site interpretation and viewing

-Stargazing at the observatory

-Guided morning bird walk

-Evening animal spotlight survey

-Guided tour of our research and education building

-Sunset dinner prepared by Selah staff at Vista Grande with J. David Bamberger

-All meals provided

-No pets allowed

Lodging will be provided at our beautiful “Recycle” Cabin, made entirely from recycled materials, to complete this charming weekend in the Hill Country. Dates and times flexible for weekday and weekend bookings around our education events. Check in will be at 1 PM on your first day, and your checkout will be two days later at 1 PM.

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