The Frontera Land Alliance
Special Paces ~ Wide Open Spaces Frontera assists to facilitate a shared community commitment to protecting now our open spaces for future generations. The Frontera Land Alliance protects—forever—natural areas, working farms and ranches, water and wildlife in the West Texas and southern New Mexico region of the Chihuahuan Desert by: 1) Ensuring the region will enjoy steady water supplies, ample open space, and well planned growth, 2) Investing in the sustainability of our natural assets with education, resource management, stewardship, and collaborative public-private partnerships, 3) Supporting our economy while enhancing our quality of life by making smarter choices; and 4) Passing to future generations the beauty, wildlife, water and natural resources we have today.

Causes: Animals, Education, Environment

We all have a shared responsibility to conserve and educate the community about our natural world: to use what we need, make smarter choices, and pass on to future generations the beauty, wildlife, water and natural resources we have today. Investing in conservation is also an investment in our economy, our quality of life, the mountains, the Rio Grande, our parks and our natural areas.

The Frontera Land Alliance, a non-profit organization, began in 2005 when a group of community members realized there was an urgent need to help preserve some of the important remaining natural and working lands in the greater El Paso and southern New Mexico region. The organization has developed the knowledge and expertise to provide guidance to land owners wanting to maintain the character of their land.

The El Paso region sits within the northern portion of the Chihuahuan Desert, one of the three most biologically diverse deserts in the world. It also has a rich history of human occupation from its earliest hunter/gatherer residents through its ranching and agricultural heritage on to the bustling El Paso/Juarez metroplex of today. The Rio Grande is one of the world’s major rivers and its waters are the lifeblood of the El Paso region. For millennia, the people of this region have benefited from the exceptional diversity of our natural resources, not just from a monetary standpoint, but also from the strong sense of community and spiritual strength derived from the rigors and beauty of the land. Outdoor recreation is part of our way of life from hikers to young children who play in parks. Protecting our natural areas will ensure that we still have places to hike, bike, boat, fish, hunt, see wildlife, or just enjoy the quiet pleasure of nature.