The Return: Great news for the Bolson Tortoise

The Turner Endangered Species Fund with the help from partners including the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens recently made conservation history by releasing captive-born Bolson Tortoises in the Chihuahuan Desert grasslands of New Mexico. Thirty years ago, I was very fortunate to join a team of scientists and National Park managers on a trip to …

Footprints in the Sand: Horseback Riding White Sands National Park, New Mexico

Blinding white in all directions.  Footprints erased by wind.  Every route the same. Driving south from Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico the land greets us with open arms.  Ranges and ranches go on for miles.  I can breathe.  I can see.  The chaos of Alamogordo gives way to White Sands National Park, sitting pristine at …

CDEC renewal underway

by Rick LoBello, Chair With our 15th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta just around the corner I am happy to report that the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition is experiencing an encouraging  period of renewal.  Our board is meeting monthly working on new smart goals and more people are signing up as members.  Membership is now FREE …