Big Bend Blue Bonnets


The Big Bend Conservation Alliance stands in solidarity with a broad range of landowners and citizens across the Big Bend.

This page profiles some of those affected–directly or indirectly–by the proposed Trans-Pecos Pipeline.


“They feel they can come in and just do what they please. It’s frustrating. I just don’t get it.”

Sylvia Nelson, Landowner, Brewster County

“I just have this love for native grass and the way it was created. Anything that disturbs the grass, I can’t get comfortable with.”

Joel Nelson, Landowner and Cowboy Poet, Brewster County

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Nelsons Pipeline from BIG BEND CONSERVATION ALLIANCE on Vimeo.

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Big Bend Conservation Alliance “Good Neighbors” from jessica lutz on Vimeo.

“If these guys are good neighbors, I’d hate to see bad neighbors.”

Suzanne Bailey and Tom Shortt, Homeowners adjacent to the Pumpco site, Alpine Tx.


“If they build one, there’s an awful good chance they’ll be another. Pretty soon they’ll be down drilling.” 

James Spriggs, Landowner, Presidio County


“When they do things like build a pipeline, that will impede the life force energy that flows here. It will change it and everything else will change. We must consider the seven generations to come when making any decisions that affect the land.” 
Chief Hoff, Tsalagiyi Nvdagi (Texas Cherokee) Tribe, Valentine, TX.