Frontera Land Alliance

News & Events

Frontera Land Alliance is very active, from a Water, Wildlife & Natural Resources and How They Can Help Your Clients, participating in Celebrate our Mountains with a guided hike at Resler Canyon, to clean-ups at Resler & Thunder Canyons.

The Frontera Land Alliance Seeks National Seal of Approval

Janae’ Reneaud Field, Executive Director of the Frontera Land Alliance, announced today that the local land conservation organization is applying for accreditation by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

“Voluntary, independent accreditation will give Frontera greater credibility and respect with landowners, donors, public policy makers and other stakeholders,” said Reneaud Field. “I believe it will enhance our efforts to protect open spaces, wildlife habitat, productive lands and traditional landscapes for the El Paso community and beyond.”

Accreditation is a mark of distinction in land conservation. To date only 342 of the nearly 1,700 land trusts in the U.S. have been accredited. The accreditation seal provides the public with an assurance that the accredited organization has the ways and means to protect important natural places and working lands forever.

The rigorous accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that demonstrate compliance with the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices. The Standards and Practices are the ethical and technical guidelines established in 1989 by the LTA for the responsible operation of a land trust.

As an important part of the process, the Accreditation Commission invites public input on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Frontera complies with the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices. The easiest way to comment on Frontera is at the Commission’s web site. Or you can email your comment to Comments may also be submitted to:

Land Trust Accreditation Commission,
Attn: Public Comments,
36 Phila St., Suite 2,
Saratoga Springs,
NY 12866;

or faxed to 518-587-3183.


Comments on the application will be most useful if they are received by November 1, 2015.

For more information on Frontera Land Alliance call Janae’ Reneaud Field at 915-351-8852.

Coming Events

Work Days:

last Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to noon.

1. Help restore and manage the Keystone wetland! These “Keystone Work Days” will be held the last Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to noon. Frontera assists in the works days by providing tools, but more importantly Resler Canyon flows into Keystone, it is important that we manage both sites. Meet at the Keystone Park (Kappa Rd. and Doniphan Dr.). To RSVP or for questions contact Mike Gaglio at


We will be hosting a fall workshop on land conservation Friday, October 27 for realtors, attorneys and CPA’s to assist them in knowing the various preservation options available to their clients. CLE credits will be offered. More details to follow!


Then for landowners, on Saturday, October 28, we will host a half day workshop in Socorro. At this workshop landowners will learn about the various methods available to them to conserve their ranches, farms and open natural areas, but yet still own and work the land. More details to follow!

Frontera’s Fall Hikes!!

Join us for Frontera’s fall hikes! (You learn more by contacting Frontera directory at or viewing the Celebration of our Mountains booklet at:

Saturday, October 7 a guided hike will be held at Resler Canyon starting at 9 a.m. We will meet at Resler Canyon, Cadiz St. on the west side of El Paso.

Sunday, October 8 a guided hike will be held at Thunder Canyon at 9 a.m. Meet at Oakcliff off of Pebble Hills. From I10 Exit Sunland Park Drive, head East. Stay on Sunland Dr., the name will change to Shadow Mountain as you cross Mesa St. Take a right onto Pebble Beach Drive. Follow this road to Oak Cliff Drive where you will take a right. Oak Cliff Dr. dead ends at Thunder Canyon.

Past Events

Photograph Nature with Frontera!

Saturday, April 1st

The first Frontera Photo Hike will be held Saturday, April 1st, at Poppies Fest. The 30-minute photo walks will start at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The photo walks are open to all ages where you will be able to explore nature through a lens! The photo hikes will be led by Brenda Berumen. Space is limited to 10 people per hike, so please RSVP to or sign up at Poppies Fest. We will meet at the Frontera Booth at Poppies Fest. These photo walks will take place every six weeks.

Frontera Preservation Mixer at the Ode!

Thursday, April 27

Frontera Preservation Mixer at the Ode! All are welcome to join Frontera for our first gathering, Thursday, April 27, at Ode, for a Happy Hour that starts at 4 p.m. Come enjoy great company with like minds who love our region’s natural world. Make new friends, enjoy great food and drink, and learn how to become active in making our community better! (Mark your calendars: March 30, April 27, May 25, June 29, July 28, etc…)

Saving Spaces ~ Wide Open Spaces

Thursday, February 9th

The Frontera Land Alliance Annual Event

When: Thursday, February 9th 2017
Time: Starts at 6:00pm
Event Location: DoubleTree Hotel Downtown, Sky Lounge (600 N. El Paso)

View flyer for more details

First ever Community El Paso Giving Day

When: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

El Paso Giving Day is led by a consortium of leaders from the Centers Against Sexual and Family Violence, City of El Paso, Destination El Paso, El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso Electric, Guerra Investment Advisors, Kids Excel El Paso, Paso del Norte Foundation, Progress 321, Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, United Way of El Paso County and WestStar Bank.

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Wakeem/Teschner Nature Preserver Guided Hike

When: Saturday, October 8th, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Contact Information: Scott Cutler, (915) 494-2193

We will meet at Cadiz and Fiesta parking area. The hike will be about 1.5 miles round trip and relatively easy, but is a rocky surface.

Wakeem/Techner Nature Preserver Guided Hike Map

Thunder Canyon Guided Hike

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Contact Information: Scott Cutler, (915) 494-2193

We will meet at east end of Oak Cliff St in parking area. The hike will be about 1 miles round trip and relatively easy, but is a rocky surface with some uneven ground.

Thunder Canyon Hiking Map

Native Plant Society of New Mexico Annual Event

When: September 22 – 25, 2016

Join us at the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, September 22-25. Our theme is “Celebrating Organ Mts.-Desert Peaks National Monument,” featuring prominent local speakers, walks/hikes in the Monument, a silent auction, book sale, and a banquet.

For more information and the registration form go to …

Native Plant Society of New Mexico

12th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event Location: Tom Mays Park, Franklin Mountains State Park El Paso, TX

Join us for outdoor activities, music, dancers, food and lots of fun.

To Learn more go to …

Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition

Heuco Tanks State Park & Historic Site 22nd Annual Interpretive Fair

When: October 15 and 16, 2016
Event Location: Hueco Tanks, 6900 Hueco Tanks Road No. 1 El Paso, TX 79938

Attractions of the two-day event will include Native American dancing and drumming; folklorico and matachine dancers; pictograph, birding and nature tours; atl-atl throwing for kids; information booths; and food for sale.

To Learn more go to …

Texas Parks & Wildlife

Poppies Fest 2016

Saturday, April, 2nd

Support Castner Range Becoming a National Monument

When: Saturday, April, 2nd 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event Location: El Paso Museum of Archeology, 4301 Woodrow Bean Transmountain Dr, El Paso, TX 79924
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Our Land ~ Our Water | The Frontera Land Alliance 2016 Annual Event

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Guest speaker is Representative Joe Moody. A brief organizational update by Scott Cutler, The Frontera Board President, and a few words from a guest donor. Enjoy a casual evening of sandwiches and a cash bar. Local artists -“The House Band”- will perform.

We are not selling tickets, tables, or having an auction! Frontera will ask for your financial support at the event. Want to be a Frontera sponsor? Contact Frontera for additional details.

When: Thursday, January 28th 2016
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Event Location:Double Tree Hotel, Sky Lounge, 600 N El Paso St, El Paso, TX 79901
RSVP: Please RSVP by January 20, 2016 to or by calling 915-351-8352

Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta

Saturday September 19, 2015

“Discover Your Desert” to be held at the Franklin Mountain State Park.

When: Saturday September 19, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Event Location: Franklin Mountain State Park. For meeting location directions email or call the Frontera office (915-351-8352info at
Please dress for the weather and rough terrain.

Celebration of our Mountains

October 2015

Celebration of Our Mountains encompasses dozens of events each fall that get people in West Texas and Southern New Mexico outdoors to enjoy the natural wonders of the Borderland. Celebration of Our Mountains offers, throughout the region, the opportunity to enjoy guided hikes, biking, climbing, birding, history, archaeology, geology, botany and other subjects. We hope that you will join us.

Learn more.

Resler Canyon Guided Hikes

Saturday October 17, 2015

Frontera will host a picnic and guided hikes to thank the volunteers at Resler Canyon.

When: Saturday October 17, 2015
Hikes: Hikes will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Picnic Lunch Time: From 11:30 to 12:30
Cost: $5/person
Event Location: Resler Canyon
RSVP: Please send a check made out to The Frontera Land Alliance, 3800 N. Mesa St., Suite A2-258, El Paso, Texas 79902.
Please dress for the weather and rough terrain.

Thunder Canyon Guided hikes

Sunday October 18, 2015

When: Sunday October 18, 2015
Time: 9:00am
Meeting Location: For meeting location directions email or call the Frontera office (915-351-8352 info at
Please dress for the weather and rough terrain.

Volunteer Work Days at Resler Canyon

May 7, 2015 & May 17, 2015

Volunteers spread native seeds which were collected at Resler Canyon spring of 2014, collected trash and removed invasive and non-native species at Resler Canyon. Also El Paso Water Utilities loaded and carried away the trash and cut brush.



El Paso History Show radio program, Nov. 29, 2014

We heard from The Frontera Land Alliance, a non-profit group who helped buy Resler Canyon at I-10 to preserve it. They now focus on preserving Castner Range, their original objective Hear this show now from November 29, 2014

The Frontera Land Alliance 2014 Events

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