The James B Harrison Foundation currently offers two charitable use properties: one in Fort Bend and one in Wharton County. We hope soon to add a third property in the Thompsons bottom land in Fort Bend County.
The Foundation offers these properties as a venue for organizations involved in education and research for land and wildlife conservation, appreciation of nature and sustainability.
The following are examples of activities that we have hosted. Please contact us if your organization has a proposal that complements our mission.
Nature walks and bird watching
With a variety of wildlife habitats on our properties, including wetlands, flooded timber, ponds of varying depths, mature hardwood forests and a rookery where one can find a variety of birds nesting throughout the day, nature walks and bird watching are popular activities.
Wildlife and fisheries projects are popular within the 4-H and FFA Programs and our properties are perfect for hosting wildlife labs, projects, contests and research. Our maintenance facility also serves as space for workshops and indoor learning activities.
Boy scouts and Girl Scouts youth camping
Our properties are ideal and convenient for youth camping trips, as they are located only 30 minutes to an hour from Houston. Hike, explore and earn badges by day and build a camp fire, share stories, and gaze upon the stars at night. You won't want to miss out on our secluded camping spots. We have an air-conditioned restroom trailer that can be stationed to make events out on the land more comfortable and convenient for all visitors.
Bird and Wildlife Counts
The Brazos Bend Christmas Bird Count is a popular event at our Long Point Ranch. Bird enthusiasts, of all ages and experience, come out to glass and record the various bird species observed throughout the day. You never know what you may find nesting around the property.
workshops and field days
Interested in putting on a conservation, land management or wildlife workshop or field day for your class, group, or organization? We can help. Our properties have examples of many strategies used to manage existing resources to promote habitat.
We welcome non-profit, school, or youth organizations pursuing land conservation, stewardship or wildlife research oriented projects.