Frontera Land Alliance

The Frontera Land Alliance March 2015 Update


The Frontera March 2015 Update

Frontera Strategic Land Conservation Plan
Frontera is hard at work on Phase II of the Frontera Strategic Land Conservation Plan. The Board has a clear vision of what needs to be conserved in El Paso County. We have identified high priority areas. Our focus is on land that’s projected to experience high population growth, especially land containing arroyos where growth may lead to accelerated flooding along with the loss of habitat and connectivity. And, as always, we vigilantly seek protection for farm and ranch lands that are disappearing due to fragmentation and growth.
 
Successful Collaboration Saves Local Cacti!
The El Paso Cactus and Rock Club was given permission to salvage the cacti on the future Whole Foods lot, right on Mesa Street and next to Resler Canyon. The Club was able to rescue 581 Texas Rainbow cacti!  Most of them will be planted in members’ yards as well as in public places around El Paso, where they can be enjoyed for many years to come.
 
Events

  • Poppy Fest, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy all the entertainment and educational opportunities, and don’t forget to visit the Museum of Archaeology’s auditorium so you can watch the DVD “Conserving Castner Range”!
  • City of El Paso Earth Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more about this event and other Earth Day events. 

 
Invasive Plant Removal Training Day at Resler Canyon
Frontera hosted a training day for volunteers at Resler Canyon with the goal of teaching them how to lead other volunteers at future sessions. Through volunteer labor, we are working to remove invasive and non-native species from the Canyon. This will result in a more pristine environment for the wildlife and bird life at our nature preserve. 

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