Respect Big Bend Named Texan by Nature 2020 Conservation Wrangler

Borderlands Research Institute

ALPINE TX – Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation nonprofit, recently announced that the Respect Big Bend Coalition has been named a 2020 Conservation Wrangler. Texan by Nature’s Conservation Wrangler program is recognizing six innovative conservation projects across the state of Texas for their science-based and results-driven approach to conservation along with their ability to positively impact people, prosperity and natural resources.

The mission of Respect Big Bend is to inspire and empower stakeholders to conserve the unique resources and protect the iconic communities of the greater Big Bend region of Texas while developing energy responsibly. Respect Big Bend pursues its mission by employing rigorous science, community outreach and education, landscape-scale planning and economic development.

“Every year, Texan by Nature shines a light on conservation stewards and their efforts to take care of the state I’m proud to call home,” said former First Lady and founder of Texan by Nature, Laura Bush. “The Conservation Wrangler program proves that collaborative partnerships in conservation yield great benefits for Texas and its people. Congratulations to the six 2020 Conservation Wranglers, and thank you for the terrific example you’ve set for the rest of us.”

Along with Respect Big Bend, five other projects were honored with the Conservation Wrangler designation. They include the Paso del Norte Trail in El Paso, the Trinity Park Conservancy’s Trinity River Conservation Corps, the Texas Brigades, Exploration Green Conservancy and Texas Children in Nature. Texan by Nature will recognize Respect Big Bend and the 2020 Conservation Wranglers on October 27, 2020 in Dallas at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

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