Greetings from Big Bend National Park

In West Texas, power plants in the U.S. and Mexico add to other man-made pollutants to foul the air of Big Bend National Park. This is not just a problem with vision, but human, plant and animal health as well. There is some indication that many of our cultural, historical and archeological wealth is being destroyed by the foul air.

We fail to have a moral high ground in requesting Mexico to clean theirs if we haven’t done our part to clean ours. Texas is far behind in working to clean up the old plants. #cleanair4parks

Sincerely,
Dean, Retired former Director of Policy and Land Tenure, Department of Interior & Chairman of the US Man & Biosphere National Committee & former BLM State Director for Oregon/Washington and Arizona

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park features broad expanses of Chihuahuan Desert shrubland and grassland interspersed with smaller areas of high-elevation woodland in the Chisos Mountains. Rugged rocks and deep canyons along the Rio Grande are among the park's most striking features; wetlands and springs add to the park's biological diversity. Visitors can explore the rugged trails, seek out the colorful array of birds and wildflowers, and spread out on a blanket after dark enjoying some of the darkest night skies in the country.

State(s): Texas

Established: 1935

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