Alpine City Council supports Keep Big Bend Wild

Alpine, Texas, Photo by Dave Hensley, Wikimedia Creative Commons

COUNTY OF BREWSTER, TEXAS

RESOLUTION 2022-06-01

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ALPINE, TEXAS SUPPORTING THE WILDERNESS DESIGNATION FOR UNDEVELOPED AREAS OF BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK.

WHEREAS, Big Bend National Park is a cornerstone attraction for tourism in the region, a fundamental driver for Alpine and the Big Bend area economy; and

WHEREAS, Open space is a fundamental value and attraction of the Big Bend area, and is the fundamental value and attraction of Big Bend National Park; and

WHEREAS, Federal wilderness designation provides the highest level of assurance that the existing open, undeveloped spaces of Big Bend National Park will remain intact in perpetuity; and

WHEREAS, the existing roads, trails, facilities, services, and recreational opportunities of the park will not be limited by wilderness designation.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ALPINE, TEXAS THAT:
The City of Alpine supports the Keep Big Bend Wild initiative as presented to the City Council on May 10, 2022, to establish federally designated Wilderness status for undeveloped areas of Big Bend National Park.


PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON THE 7th DAY OF JUNE 2022.

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