The Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that works to conserve the living heritage and unique natural and cultural resources of the greater Big Bend region of Texas.
BBCA envisions a thriving and resilient Big Bend built upon the region’s legacy of stewardship and sustained through meaningful alliances to preserve the unspoiled sense of place unique to Far West Texas.
BBCA formed in 2015 as a group of citizens concerned about the impact of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline- the first pipeline in the region with the potential to mark the beginning of a new era of development in an otherwise relatively untouched environment. In an effort to halt pipeline construction and call for better environmental review, BBCA engaged the public, landowners, and local officials by holding regular meetings and workshops to raise awareness of issues concerning eminent domain abuse, destruction of archaeological sites, water use and permitting issues, light pollution, and a FERC comment and intervention campaign that resulted in the highest number of on-the- docket comments about a natural gas pipeline in the history of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
While state law and lax regulation led to the eventual installation of the pipeline, BBCA continues to work within our program areas to address future threats to the region.