Big Bend National Park

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Peregrine Nest Sites at BBNP to Be Closed to Public

January 29, 2009, 1:26 pm
The nesting sites of Big Bend National Park’s Peregrine falcons will be closed to public entry from Feb. 1 through May ...

Park Making Progress toward Cleaning and Reopening Visitor Areas

November 10, 2008, 7:38 am
The Rio Grande within Big Bend National Park recently reached record or near record flood levels after heavy rains fell in the area and within the Rio Conchos water basin. Floodwaters covered parts of the road between Castolon and Santa Elena Canyon, Cottonwood Campground, Rio Grande Village Campground and ...

Support Historic Opportunity for New Singletrack at Big Bend National Park

September 3, 2008, 8:44 am
IMBA urges mountain bikers nationwide to support new singletrack in Texas' Big Bend National Park. The park is requesting initial public comments -- your input is crucial to the project's ...

Park Seeks Construction Comment

August 21, 2008, 8:38 am
The National Park Service proposes to construct new housing, operations and recreation facilities in Big Bend National Park. The public, organizations and other agencies may review and comment upon a draft environmental assessment (EA) describing the proposal. The new construction would occur at Panther Junction, Rio Grande Village and Castolon. ...

American Treasures: Big Bend National Park blends desert, mountains and history.

August 4, 2008, 8:06 am
Big Bend National Park sprawls across more than 800,000 acres of western Texas. Rugged mountain peaks look out over sweeping stretches of desert. Limestone cliffs rise precipitously over the green waters of the Rio Grande, separating Texas from Mexico. Adobe ruins pay testimony to the ranches of the Old ...

Point of Contact: William E. Wellman, Superintendent of Big Bend National Park

June 30, 2008, 7:41 am
The Dallas Morning News Q&A with William E. Wellman, superintendent of Big Bend National Park, about his proposed management of the Christmas Mountains. Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson opposes the transfer, demanding the Park Service change restrictions on guns and ...

It's Grand: Big Bend National Park Is a Spot Worth Singing About

June 23, 2008, 7:34 am
Butch Hancock probably isn't the first singer-songwriter to wind up, 35 years after that first promising album, sleeping under a tarp down by the river. But he is the first one I've ever watched wake up. When I crawled out of my tent that chilly morning, he lay a few yards ...

Texas Tries to Clear the Air at Two National Parks

June 12, 2008, 1:16 pm
To comply with federal air quality requirements for national parks, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is revising the State Implementation Plan, SIP, to address visibility at both Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains parks and at protected areas in neighboring states. The federal rule calls for visibility improvements at national ...