Can we realize Roosevelt’s dream for a transboundary conservation area by developing a plan for a sustainable future?

The Chisos Mountains from near the Terlingua Ghost Town. Background Big Bend National Park was first officially proposed on February 16, 1935 when Texas Senator Morris Sheppard wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt suggesting a protected area of international scope in the Big Bend area. Roosevelt was a strong advocate for the proposal … Continue reading Can we realize Roosevelt’s dream for a transboundary conservation area by developing a plan for a sustainable future?

Conservationists push for quick reversal of damaged environmental rules

“First 100-Days Challenge” Delivered to New Administration The vast list of damaging environmental policy changes enacted without congressional approval by the Trump administration is about to get major attention from the conservation community. According to a just-released campaign by the Rewilding Institute (TRI) called “Healing Nature’s Wounds,” endorsed by a significant list of national environmental … Continue reading Conservationists push for quick reversal of damaged environmental rules

This is where I want to be right now and its SNOWING!!!!

The bison in the Yellowstone Park bison herd are American bison of the Plains bison subspecies. Yellowstone National Park may be the only location in the United States where free-ranging bison were never extirpated, since they continued to exist in the wild and were not re-introduced, as has been done in most other bison herd … Continue reading This is where I want to be right now and its SNOWING!!!!

Who will speak out the American beaver in El Paso?

American beaver swimming in a small canal west of the Montoya - Meadowlark intersection in the Upper Valley On June 25 distinguished El Paso biologist, Dr. Ad Konings, went birding at the El Paso Country Club and found a beaver in a small canal west of the Montoya - Meadowlark intersection.  As he approached this … Continue reading Who will speak out the American beaver in El Paso?

The Franklin Mountains are rich in biodiversity

Rock squirrel by Rick LoBello by Rick LoBello, Education Curator Everyone of us living on the planet needs biodiversity and ecosystem services to function. Biodiversity provides the world’s supply of oxygen, clean air and water, pollination of plants, pest control, wastewater treatment and many other ecosystem services. As a result we need to be informed … Continue reading The Franklin Mountains are rich in biodiversity

Big Bend, a moment in history

Big Bend National Park is one of the best places in the world where you might see a mountain lion while driving through the park or hiking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFrGNx1tuQs Special thanks to Dion Recachina who I met over 30 years ago at a Cooperating Associations Conference for all his help in making this film a reality. … Continue reading Big Bend, a moment in history

Help build a roof in Africa

My friend Dr. Alan Goodall, who some of you may know as the author of The Wandering Gorillas, has asked me to help the Batwa in Rwanda with several projects - especially this one https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kwizera-go-to-school. I posted a blog about the Batwa late in 2018 and just recently have been in touch with Richard Ntakirutimana by SKYPE … Continue reading Help build a roof in Africa

“Half of all land must be kept in a natural state to protect Earth”

What will El Paso do when there is no more land to develop?by Rick LoBello All over El Paso and the surrounding area developers are on the move building new roads, shopping centers and housing areas.  These projects are making life a little easier for those of us who drive back and forth to work … Continue reading “Half of all land must be kept in a natural state to protect Earth”