The Frontera Land Alliance
Special Paces ~ Wide Open Spaces: Frontera is the El Paso area’s only nationally accredited land-trust organization. The Frontera Land Alliance's mission is to protect and preserve the natural open spaces, landscapes, watersheds, and wildlife of the Northern Chihuahuan Desert.

Causes: Animals, Education, Environment

Join us in our unwavering commitment to preserving the natural wonders that define the northern Chihuahuan Desert. The Frontera Land Alliance stands as a steadfast guardian of open spaces, farms, ranches, watersheds, and wildlife, forging a mission to protect the very essence of our region for the well-being of today’s community and the promise of countless generations to follow.

Since our inception in 2004 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, the Frontera Land Alliance has been tireless in its quest to safeguard El Paso’s distinct and expansive landscapes. Our success has been a collective effort, numerous community groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and dedicated citizens. Together, we’ve achieved the preservation of over 8,000 acres of land, a testament to our shared commitment to our community’s present and future well-being.

Castner Range National Monument- Over the span of several decades, Frontera Land Alliance has forged ahead, working tirelessly in collaboration with a formidable coalition of partner agencies to secure permanent protection and national monument status for Castner Range. Our collective persistence bore fruit on March 21, 2023, when President Joe Biden declared Castner Range a National Monument. This historic decision secures the perpetual safeguarding of this land’s cultural, historical, scientific, and environmental significance.

Education- Frontera’s education department is a vital bridge between our community and the enchanting desert lands surrounding us. Each year, we connect with over 4,000 community members, offering diverse programming that allows everyone, regardless of zip code, to discover and connect with the desert. Our guided hikes span topics from geology to stargazing, all provided free of charge to ensure equitable access. This year, we expanded our horizons by taking the Chihuahuan Desert into classrooms, enlightening students with hands-on learning experiences.

Climate Change Study- To enhance our conservation endeavors, we’ve recently installed two weather stations, initiating the collection of essential baseline data on two of our properties. These scientific instruments offer invaluable insights into the impacts of climate change, including rising temperatures, shifting precipitation patterns, and the increasing frequency of extreme weather events. Such data is pivotal for guiding decision-makers in shaping effective climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, as well as predicting future weather patterns.

Yet, all of these enriching programs hinge on your support. We extend a heartfelt invitation to join us in our mission to conserve natural open spaces and provide education and outreach opportunities to people of all ages. Consider donating to the Frontera Land Alliance, ensuring that our unique and expansive landscapes remain accessible and cherished by both today’s community and the generations yet to come. Together, we can secure a vibrant and sustainable future for all.*

Castner Range Poppy Field by Mark C Clune
Young Stewards- Franklin High School Students
A girl Scout Troop Learning about our Chihuahuan Desert
The community enjoying stargazing.
A guided hike at Lost Dog Nature Preserve
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Our Goal $20,000
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