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The stunning beauty of Big Bend National Park stretches across two countries. Could it survive a wall?

Big Bend National Park visitors worry about Trump’s proposed border wall, November 29, 2016

The plan to make the border great again starts with a $5 rowboat crossing
, October 11, 2016

Feeling the Burn in Big Bend, September 20, 2016

Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta to Feature Coyotes, Rhinos and More, September 15, 2016

Volcanoes: 10 National Parks with Explosive Origins, August 29, 2016

Castner Range National Monument proposal highlighted in the New York Times, August 27, 2016

Cause of Texas Fire in Big Bend National Park Determined, February 4, 2016

Borderlands research featured on Discovery Channel, January 6, 2016

Trans-Pecos, Comanche Trail Border Crossings Get Favorable EAs, January 4, 2016

Congressman O’Rourke launches effort to create a national monument in the Franklin Mountains, January 1, 2016

Unknown Cache Of Letters Mailed To A Ghost Town May Rewrite History Of Big Bend National Park, December 20, 2015

ACTION ALERT – sign the petition supporting the creation of Big Bend International Park.

Chamizal Performance marks the 80th Anniversary of 1st US-Mexico International Park Agreement, November 18, 2015

Four Years of Collaboration in the Big Bend-Rio Bravo Region, November 17, 2015

Effort underway to create Big Bend International Park, November 16, 2015

Texans target large gas pipeline after Keystone defeat, November 13, 2015

Rare photos and State Department documents to be revealed at Sierra Club presentation, November 4, 2015

Greater Big Bend Coalition launches petition calling for the creation of Big Bend International Park, October 27, 2015

Texas pipeline plans rouse protest and pride from residents of lush Big Bend,
October 10, 2015

In Pristine Big Bend, a Pipeline Could Run Through It
July 14, 2015

Contact your representatives in Congress and the Senate and ask them to support efforts to create a International Park in the Big Bend region of Texas.
Contact your Representative in the House of Representatives
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International park project needs a push for completion. El Paso Times, June 16, 2013

New international port of entry between Big Bend National Park, Texas, and Boquillas, Mexico. Marfa Public Radio, April 13, 2013

U.S., Mexico Announce Binational Cooperative Conservation Action Plan Salazar, Elvira Underscore Commitment to Protecting and Preserving the Big Bend/Rio Bravo

Copy of October 24, 2011 Binational Cooperative Conservation Action Plan Updates of this plan have been requested from the National Park Service since early 2012 without success.

U.S., Mexico Announce Binational Cooperative Conservation Action Plan Salazar, Elvira Underscore Commitment to Protecting and Preserving the Big Bend/Rio Bravo

Map of Parks and Protected Areas Along the US-Mexico Border in the Big Bend Area National Park Service – US Department of the Interior

75 Years on, Effort to Create US-Mexico Park Hampered by Security Concerns, New York Times, June 24, 2010

Security Worries Overshadow U.S. – Mexico Park Plan Morning Edition, NPR, June 16, 2010

Joint Statement from President Barack Obama and President Felipe Calderón
The White House, May 19, 2010

Newest protected area in Mexico complements Texas conservation work – Ocampo Flora and Fauna Protected Area
The Nature Conservancy, Summer, 2009

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Mexican Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Juan Elvira Decide to Strengthen Conservation Cooperation in Big Bend Area of the U.S. – Mexico Border Washington, D.C. and Mexico, D.F., August 11, 2009

Pushing Boundaries National Parks and Conservation Magazine, Summer, 2008

National Parks and Conservation State of the Parks Big Bend National Park, Summer, 2003



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