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BBCA Celebrates 5 Years

Five years ago, Big Bend Conservation Alliance was officially incorporated with the State of Texas. BBCA started as an entirely volunteer-led, grassroots organization centered around the Trans-Pecos Pipeline project that was constructed through the Big Bend region. While the pipeline was eventually installed, BBCA has endured to be the premiere conservation organization dedicated to protect…

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Everyday is Earth Day in the Big Bend!

On April 22nd, the world celebrated Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary. BBCA envisions a thriving and resilient Big Bend region built on the legacy of stewardship to ensure the region remains one of the last great unspoiled places.

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Big Bend Zoom Backgrounds

Want to liven up your Zoom calls and support the Big Bend region? Download a Big Bend Zoom background to show off the beauty of the Big Bend!

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Big Bend in the Road

The Landscape Architecture Magazine has published an article about the work being done to plan improvements to US 67 which runs through the heart of the Big Bend region. BBCA has been involved in the extensive planning process to envision what the corridor should look like in the future and provide input on community and…

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Alpine Earth Day Celebration

The Alpine Earth Day event scheduled on April 18th will be cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We hope to schedule an alternate event later in the year to celebrate sustainable living in the Big Bend. Stay tuned for future updates!

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TRANS PECOS Film Premieres

Dear Friends..  We’re very proud to present the premiere of TRANS PECOS The Story of Stolen Land and the Loss of America’s Last Frontier Sunday, February 23rdat the Stateside Theaterin Austin, TX*** Sold Out*** Doors @ 4:00 PM | Screening @ 5:00 PM Panel discussion to include:  Renea Hicks, Attorney Coyne Gibson, Big Bend Conservation…

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Big Bend Climate Change Seminar

Climate change and its effects upon the Big Bend will be the subject of scientific presentations on January 18th from 3 to 6 pm, at Sul Ross State University’s Espino Conference Center. Sponsored by the Big Bend Chapter of the Native Plant Society, Big Bend Conservation Alliance, the Big Bend Chapter of the Sierra Club…

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Balmorhea Town Hall on Groundwater

Save the date for a Balmorhea Town Hall on Groundwater! Saturday, December 7th, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Saragosa Multi-purpose Center – 204 West Main Street, Saragosa, TX. Hope to see you all there!

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Balmorhea Springs System Study

The San Solomon Springs system is an oasis in the middle of an otherwise dry, desert landscape. The system includes six major springs that contribute significant flows to water sources for the region’s unique wildlife and endangered species. Each year thousands of visitors swim in these waters with the fish and turtles in the world’s…

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Helios Energy in Presidio County

Oil and gas production has expanded with the completion of four wells owned by Helios Energy near Quinn Creek in northwestern Presidio County. Here is the information on the project BBCA has gathered from Texas Railroad Commission and investor materials published by Helios (more information on the project is available at: https://www.heliosenergyltd.com/projects/presidio-oil-project).  Helios has drilled…

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