Rio Grande / Río Bravo Water Symposium

Big Bend Conservation Alliance, Audubon Texas, Rio Grande Joint Venture, and Pronatura Noreste have partnered to present Rio Grande / Río Bravo Water Symposium. Water experts from the U.S. and Mexico will discuss the Rio Grande, environmental flows, groundwater, and solutions for enhancing the health of the river. The free event will take place at 9:00 AM on July 18th at the USO Building in Marfa, TX. Lunch will be provided. Registration for the event can be found at:

July 18, 2019

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

USO Building

Marfa, TX

Old Ore 10k & 50K Run – BBNP – November 3, 2019

Overland Racing returns to Big Bend National Park with the Old Ore 10K & 50K point-to-point run on November 3, 2019. Registration includes: screened long sleeve tech shirt, post race meal, and Off the Wheel Pottery finisher medals. BBCA will be the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds – register today to support BBCA and experience running in the majestic Big Bend National Park! Registration link and additional details can be found here.

Montopolis CD Release Party: “The Legend of Big Bend” @ The North Door in Austin, TX – June 6, 2019

Montopolis turns west Texas tales into song in this concert inspired by Big Bend National Park. The performance weaves science, history, poetry and personal stories into music inspired by the land and the people that have walked upon it.  Submit your photo of Big Bend here:  and receive a discount code for 50% of the ticket price.  Photos will be projected during the concert on the North Door’s giant screen.    

Tickets are available via Eventbright.  

The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center Welcomes: The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ Arvind Panjabi – October 11, 2018

Join us for an engaging evening and learn about:

  • Conservation efforts migratory birds in the Chihuahuan Desert grassland;
  • Partnerships between conservationists & ranchers to restore grasslands and rangeland productivity; and
  • How this collaboration has created win-win solutions for birds and people.


The Crowley Theater, Marfa, TX

Thursday, October 11, 2018

7:00 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.)

Reception following program

Free admission – donations accepted


Part of CDRI’s Fall 2018 Conant Lecture Series

For information:   432-364-2499

Eminent Domain Town Hall – August 25, 2018

LIVESTREAM tomorrow’s Eminent Domain Town Hall event!
Just in case you are unable to join us for the Eminent Domain Town Hall event tomorrow at 5pm in Marfa, TX, you can LIVESTREAM the event, by following the instructions below: 1) Link to the Big Bend Conservation Alliance Facebook page HERE. 2) A live video will be playing ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. 3) You will be able to watch and listen to the event from afar, but will not be able to submit questions.BBCA and Transpecos Documentary hope that you will be able to join us either in person or via livestream for this important and engaging event!
**   The Big Bend Conservation Alliance and Trans Pecos Documentary team invite you to a free screening and town hall meeting to address the issues surrounding eminent domain on Saturday, August 25th from 5 to 7:30 PM at the Crowley Theater in Marfa.
**   The evening’s program will include a short film featuring one of the 41 landowners whose property was condemned under eminent domain to construct the Trans Pecos pipeline.
**   Several prominent attorneys, a former oil and gas engineer, and representatives from the Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas Farm Bureau will discuss the need for common-sense reforms to protect private property rights and answer questions from the audience.
**  If you’re a landowner or concerned citizen in the Big Bend region, this is a unique opportunity that you won’t want to miss.
**   Saturday, August 25th from 5 to 7:30 PM at the Crowley Theater at:
98 S Austin Street in Marfa, TX.
**   The event is free and light refreshments will be served.

Water and Grassland Restoration Workshop

Join us this Friday at the Dixon Water Foundation for a very special presentation by Valer Clark and Jose Manuel Perez,
directors of The Cuenca Los Ojos Foundation.

Their work is to preserve and restore water resources on the US/Mexican borderlands.

The restoration of key habitats has been achieved though the construction of thousands of small rock dams, berms, and gabions in eroded areas. CLO also worked to remove exotic species, aerate soils, apply seeding and manage grasslands through controlled berms and rotational grazing. Up to date, more than 4,000 acres of grasslands have been aerated and reseeded, at least 15% of an historic wetland has been restored and 8 miles of rivers are now flowing year round. Restoring habitat has been key to bring back native wildlife populations such as Coues deers, Black bears and Gould’s turkeys.

The restoring of the region demonstrates the benefits of conservation, which is making it possible to continue traditional forms of land use in a sustainable manner. Additionally, the area forms the liaison between the US and Mexico to secure a vital piece of the greater continental migratory route that extends along the western spine of the North and South American Continents.

Building upon what Ms. Clark and Mr. Perez have learned, while recognizing it is possible to restore even the most degraded land, they wish to share this knowledge with others and influence society at large about the need to prioritize restoration and place a higher value on natural resources. The Foundation seeks to support this vision through community education, sustainable resource management and art.

More of their work can be learned @

An event Co-produced by the Big Bend Conservation Alliance and Trans Pecos Documentary.

Hosted by the Dixon Water Foundation
The event is Free.