Big Bend National Park Superintendent to speak at CDEC Annual Meeting on January 12

The Chisos Mountains from Tornillo Flat in Big Bend National Park, Texas NPS Photo by Erik Walker The virtual Annual Meeting of the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition (CDEC) will take place at 6:30pm MT on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The meeting will include installation of new Board Members and all members of the CDEC group …

Moon over Desert

How do I write about you, sitting there out of reach? So full of yourself. An exhibitionist bold in your arrival. Wreaking havoc along the way. Your presence impossible to miss. Magnetic. Glowing. Witness to all, you are the moon. Photo Courtesy of Matt Walter, Alpine, Texas

Art of the Desert

Chihuahuan Desert Views travel beyond imagination.  Studies have shown that most people look at artwork in a museum for somewhere between 15-30 seconds. I invite you into my world.  To wander.  Visually explore every curve, texture, and color.  Stare.  Listen. Engage in the dialogue.  And mostly, to surrender. Watercolors of sunrise reflect on the mountains …

Myths and Facts about Wild Horses and Burros

Article from: https://awionline.org/content/myths-and-facts-about-wild-horses-and-burros Myth: There are too many wild horses and burros on public lands and their numbers must be reduced. Fact: The opposite is true—there are too few wild horses and burros on our public lands, and unless their numbers grow, the survival of these special animals is in jeopardy. During the 1800’s, it is estimated …

Desert Treasure

Caballo Lake State Park, Caballo Mountains, New Mexico The land here in southern New Mexico is harsh and gentle at the same time. You see this most clearly if you follow the Rio Grande north from Texas. A ribbon of green snaking along the valley, flanked by desert mountains. Mountains which look soft from a …

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 …