Shield Ranch Cherry Canyon

A 23,000-acre ranch in Jeff Davis County, Texas, located in the northern portion of the Davis Mountains.

Conservation Management

Shield Ranch Cherry Canyon is located in the Chihuahuan Desert ecoregion that extends from Northern Mexico into far West Texas. The Ranch is characterized by steep canyons and a variety of desert scrub and montane habitats characteristic of low to mid-elevations (4,300 to 6,400 ft.). The Ranch is host to numerous rare species and unique plant communities including ponderosa pines, a colony of quaking aspen, and Shinners’ tickle tongue. Wildlife includes whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, aoudad, mountain lion, black bear, javelina, scaled and Montezuma quail, and golden eagle.

Scientific Research and Monitoring

Shield Ranch Cherry Canyon collaborates with universities, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations to provide a real-world environment for scientists and students to work and learn by conducting ecological, hydrogeological, and historical research. This research contributes to the public knowledge of our region and advances our understanding of methods for better stewarding the natural and cultural resources of the Ranch.


Shield Ranch Cherry Canyon 
9433 Bee Caves Road, Suite 140
Austin, TX 78733

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