News & Events

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…

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Newly Appointed Water Conservation Board Member

BBCA Board President Trey Gerfers has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Presidio County Underground Water Conservation District.

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2018 West Texas Water Symposium – April 21, 2018

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Trans-Pecos Pipeline Donations to the Region

We are happy to see Trans-Pecos Pipeline is following industry standard and donating money to the communities it has affected. The $2.8 million donation is approximately the amount of TPP’s gross transportation revenue for a single day of pipeline operation, based on natural gas prices in today’s market. The donations will be used to build…

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Save Our Springs Too + BBCA Event – April 29, 2017

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Dark Sky Talk in Alpine – April 7, 2017

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2017 West Texas Water Symposium – April 22, 2017

The first West Texas Water Symposium took place on April 22, 2017 in Alpine at the Granada Theater. More than 80 people attended from across Texas. Audio and video recordings and PowerPoint presentations from the symposium are posted below, followed by a complete schedule. The symposium was organized by the Big Bend Conservation Alliance, in partnership with…

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Reseeding and Restoration Along Pipeline Easement

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) has repeatedly stated to stakeholders that they will make the land “as good or better” than it was before pipeline construction, but it is hard to imagine, even with intensive restoration work, how that can be accomplished. Desert soils are very sensitive to disturbance. Desert vegetation is fragile and extremely slow…

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Action Item- Protest Letter: Injection Wells in Fracking Play, Northern Big Bend Region

While we may be feeling somewhat powerless about recent developments in Balmorhea, there is something we can do. THIS LINK will take you to four protest letter templates, one for each well. Kindly visit the link, download all four letters, fill each one out (feel free to add any personal touches, but please remain factual),…

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Hydrostatic discharge update

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RCT) responded today to the Big Bend Conservation Alliance’s Texas Public Information Act, Open Records request (TPIA/OR), the third such request related to evidence of Trans-Pecos Pipeline’s applications, and any associated permits for discharge of hydrostatic testing water. In 2015, the BBCA’s research team estimated that as much as 54,000,000…

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