The Stars over Terlingua…

... an event dedicated to preserving Dark Skies.

  • Sponsored by Compadres el Rancho Grande, National Park Service and Texas State Parks.
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • 5:30pm , Terlingua Baseball Field, 2281 Roadrummer Circle, Terlingua, TX 79852



The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center welcomes…

The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ Arvind Panjabi

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

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.


Keeping the Stars Bright Over Big Bend

Better lighting, using less energy, and saving more stars!

Come learn the basics of dark sky friendly lighting and how you can help protect the starry night skies over the Big Bend.

With Amber Harrison and Ryan Thorton of the Big Bend Ranch State Park and Matt Lara of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance.

At the Starlight Theater in Terlingua
Saturday, September 10

Facebook Invite Here

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Clean Out your Closet for Big Bend


Would you like to do some summer cleaning? We will put your stuff to good use!
Savers Thrift on Burnet Rd in Austin, one of our business supporters, has offered to pay by the pound for donated items so we’re going to have a little party!

July 16, 2016


1200 Windsor Rd., Austin 78703

The location is a big pink and blue Victorian looking house with a large yard. Drop your items in the truck out front, then join us for conversation and refreshments (read: cold wine, beer, gin cocktails and non-alcoholic bevvies) on the lawn. Information on the Trans Pecos Pipeline and the BBCA, as well as fun merchandise, will be available on site.
It is also a going-away party for Austin event and volunteer coordinator, Margaret Shugart, as she prepares to start at Vermont Law School for environmental law. And we will be introducing Jennifer Conway, who will be stepping in to help from here forward!
RSVP via Facebook HERE

Details about donations:

Every pound of soft items is worth 20 cents and each pound of hard items is worth 5 cents. Our goal is to gather at least 1000 pounds! And you can feel doubly good, because Savers donates their profits to Easter Seals, providing additional funding for adults and children with disabilities in our community.
They will accept:
All clothing / handbags / luggage / duffle bags / wallets
Bedding / linens / kitchen linens / pillows
All media: records/dvds/books/VHS
Knik Knacks: jewelry/ crafts / candles / picture frames / ornaments
Kitchen house ware: plates / pots / cups / glassware / cutlery / silverware
Working Electrical: cd players / VHS / DVD players / toasters / blenders / irons etc
Regarding furniture: They can accept it, but we will not be paid for it at this time. We’re happy to load it and take it for you though!
They Do Not Accept: all weapons, hazardous materials, construction materials, flammable products, automobile parts, damaged furniture, beds, bedding parts (headboards, frames etc), televisions, computer monitors, infant car seats, cribs and other infant products restricted by law, swing sets, food, pets, large appliances, marine vessels, swimming pools, vehicles, cash and intangible property.
For a list of all our business partners (so we can all support them too!) please visit:

Trans Pecos Documentary Trailer Viewing and Discussion at The Granada in Alpine: 06-09-16

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Trans Pecos Documentary Trailer Viewing and Discussion at Patagonia

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Please join us a screening of a documentary trailer about the Trans-Pecos Pipeline and a discussion of the project and its ramifications.

We will have a video booth on site to capture your love of and thoughts on the Big Bend region, why it is special and what it means to you. It will be broadcast via a live channel and captured for YouTube. Come share your experiences!

RSVP through our Facebook Page

Sunday, June 5
Doors at 5pm, discussion from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Hosted by Patagonia Austin, the Big Bend Conservation Alliance, and Wolf Bird Productions.

Thank you for helping us spread the word! We looking forward to seeing you there.

(photo by Vicki Gibson)

White House Petition Kickoff Party

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WHAT:We’re having a party at Stay Gold
WHY: No sane human wants a pipeline through the virgin Chihuahuan desert solely for the profit of a giant corporation. We’re starting a petition to get 100,000 signatures to the desk of President Obama for his attention regarding this disturbing matter.
WHEN: Saturday Feb 20th at 8pm // $10 at the door // three great bands
Spread the word, let your voice be heard.