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Christmas Mountains

On September 15, 2011, the Texas General Land Office announced the transfer of the 9,269-acre Christmas Mountains property to The Texas State University System. The large tract of land in Brewster County, just north of Big Bend National Park, will serve as Texas' largest open-air classroom, allowing students and faculty from the university system's eight component institutions to study the property's wildlife, flora, rock formations and other unique attributes.

Under the transfer agreement, The Texas State University System received the land at no cost and will be responsible for managing the Christmas Mountains property under a strict conservation easement, which ensures that the land will be preserved in its present state.

To read the news release on the Christmas Mountains land donation, click here.

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The 9,269 acre tract is located in Brewster County, just north of Big Bend National Park.
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The Christmas Mountains
xmas mtns Utilization Plan for the Christmas Mountains
How Texas State University System students and faculty will use the land for research and learning.