Frontera Land Alliance

Frontera July 2016 Update


Stay informed about Frontera’s latest projects.

Photo by: Richard Love

The Frontera July 2016 Update

A great big “Thank you!” to John D’Ascenzo for being the Frontera Land Alliance’s volunteer CPA as well as our financial advisor for the last ten years and more! John’s work truly went above and beyond the call of duty. The Frontera Board of Directors is indebted to him for all that he has done.

Grants Awarded to Frontera in 2016 to assist with programs and projects!
(In alphabetical order)

  • The El Paso Electric Company granted $4,500 for general operations to assist with water conservation and land projects. We are very excited and thankful that we’ve been able to grow our partnerships to include substantial financial support of this sort. We are looking forward to working with the El Paso Electric Volunteers as we start construction on the trail and the overlook this fall at Resler Canyon

  • Since January 2015 Frontera has received funding from the Estate of Maxie Groce Templeton: The late Mrs. Templeton (a San Antonio philanthropist who had previously lived in El Paso) was the donor of $75,000 to support the activities of Frontera such as water harvesting at Resler Canyon, outreach for Castner Range National Monument and the Frontera Accreditation process.

  • Support from the James A. Buddy Davison “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation assisted in the redesign and printing of the Frontera general brochure and the preparation and printing of our bi-annual newsletters.

Upcoming Events:

Wakeem/Teschner Nature Preserver Guided Hike will be held Saturday, October 8th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. We will meet at Cadiz/Fiesta parking area. The round-trip hike will be about 1.5 miles long and is relatively easy, though the surface is rocky. Contact Information: Scott Cutler, (915) 494-2193.

Thunder Canyon Guided Hike will be held Saturday, October 15th from 9:00-10:00 a.m.  We will meet at east end of the Oak Cliff Street in the parking area. The round-trip hike is one mile long and is relatively easy, though the surface is rocky and some of the ground is uneven. Contact Information: Scott Cutler, (915) 494-2193.

Celebration of our Mountains: For 21 years we’ve been hiking, biking, birding, climbing, photographing, geocaching, studying and celebrating the natural wonders of the Franklin Mountains and the Borderland. To learn about all the wonderful opportunities in the region, please visit

Native Plant Society of New Mexico Annual Event: Join us at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, September 22-25. Our theme is “Celebrating the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument,” featuring prominent local speakers, walks/hikes in the Monument, a silent auction, a book sale and a banquet. Go to for more information and the registration form.

12th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta, September 17, 2016. To learn more, please access this site:

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site 22nd Annual Interpretive Fair, October 15 and 16. To learn more, go to

Photo by: Richard Love

We Need Your Help to Achieve Castner Range National Monument Status

We need people to help input data, walk blocks, staff our booth at events, speak to local organizations, attend Poppies Fest, and gather signatures of support letters at events.  If you can help, please contact Frontera’s Janae’ Reneaud Field at, 915-351-8352.

Sign Your Letter of Support
You can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit Castner Range Website to learn more!

Share This With a Friend!





Category: News · Tags: