Timberlake Biological Field Station
About Timberlake Ranch
Located on the banks of the Colorado River south of Goldthwaite in Mills County, Timberlake Ranch and Biological Field Station provides an outdoor classroom for Tarleton students. After a short 90 minute drive from Stephenville, students are exposed to an ecological transition between the Cross Timbers and Edwards Plateau regions of central Texas. This "east-meets-west" area supports a unique mixture of species and allows ample opportunities for student involvement in research and classroom related activities.
The mission of the Biological Field Station at Timberlake Ranch is to promote education and research while emphasizing the ecological integrity of the Colorado River Basin and the diverse flora and fauna of the Cross Timbers and Edwards Plateau ecoregions. Our vision is that, through scientific investigations conducted by respected professionals, the hydrogeology and ecological integrity of the historically important Colorado River can return to its past beauty and splendor.
- Education: to provide a hands-on learning experience designed to educate and excite students about the natural world.
- Research: to act as a natural area for multidisciplinary research where both short-term and long-term projects can be conducted.
Christopher L. Higgins, Ph.D (Director, Timberlake Biological Field Station)
Timberlake Biological Field Station is now accepting monetary donations to help improve the infrastructure, including ADA compliant restroom facilities, a wet lab for student research and classroom related activities, student housing, and a student-centered teaching pavilion.
Donors may either use the "Give Now" button below to make an online donation (be sure to use "Timberlake" as the keyword when completing the online form), or donors can print a hardcopy of the donation form and mail their contribution to the Office of Advancement Services (mailing address at bottom of donation form).