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?

Don’t miss Parts Unknown this Sunday

Anthony Bourdain was one of my all time favorite TV show personalities.  I loved the way he told stories of his food adventures from around the world.  I had hoped to meet him someday thinking that he might come to El Paso like in 2013 when he visited Las Cruces filming an episode on New … Continue reading Don’t miss Parts Unknown this Sunday

Meet the Common Raven

On a recent trip to Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, I found this Common Raven alongside the road near the main flight deck.  Perhaps it was eating something dead nearby that was hidden in the vegetation. When I look at this wonderful creature I am reminded of how much I love … Continue reading Meet the Common Raven

Imagine seeing a wild wolf in Texas!

Wolves have been missing from the wilds of Texas now for nearly 45 years.   We have been successful in helping them return to the wild in places like western New Mexico and Yellowstone National Park where the benefits to the ecosystem and people working in the ecotourism industry have been astronomical.   How about … Continue reading Imagine seeing a wild wolf in Texas!