AboutThere are over 30 land trusts in Texas that have helped to conserve over 1.6 million acres of farms, ranches, wetlands, wildlife habitat, urban parks, forests, watershed, coastlines and river corridors. Land trusts frequently have missions designed to ensure that every Texan has access to clean water and the opportunity to be connected to the state’s natural and cultural heritage.
The Frontera Land Alliance (Frontera), a non-profit 501c3 organization, began in 2004 when community members realized there was an urgent need to preserve some of the important remaining natural and working lands in the greater El Paso and southern New Mexico region. The organization has developed the knowledge and expertise to provide guidance to land owners wanting to maintain the character of their land.
Frontera is working to build stronger relationships with the El Paso Water Utilities/Public Service Board and the City of El Paso’s Parks and Recreation Department. We are working with the National Park Service and other great partners on developing a regional map. Frontera started conversations with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Partners Program for habitat restoration work at the Wakeem/Teschner Nature Preserve.
We all have a shared responsibility to protect our natural world: to use what we need, make smarter choices, and pass onto future generations the beauty, wildlife, water and natural resources we have today. Investing in conservation is also an investment in our economy and quality of life. We need to think ahead of poorly planned development and identify the wildlife corridors that need to be kept intact as well as the arroyos that take the rainwater to the Rio Grande. We need to think ahead to keep valuable open space open for the natural habitat and beauty it provides to our community.
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