By Laurence Gibson, El Paso Group chair On Dec. 12, President Trump signed a provision to permanently protect Castner Range in El Paso’s Franklin Mountains into law. El Paso’s U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who introduced the act, called it a monumental victory for those who have worked decades to preserve the “crown jewel of West … Continue reading Trump signs Castner protection
El Paso Group Outings chair John Walton and Group chair Laurence Gibson joined a group of Dallas Sierra Club backpackers recently for a 3-day trip in Big Bend National Park. Destination was the seldom-visited Mesa de Anguilla in the extreme western tip of Big Bend just east of Lajitas. The group hiked about 8 miles … Continue reading 3-day trip in Big Bend
The El Paso Sierra Club Group has five active smart goals at this time. We hope to report on next steps and progress on these goals in a future blog post. Smart Goals are: Specific – The goal should be clearly understood by all stakeholders and the owner of the goal identified. Measurable – How … Continue reading Smart Goal Update
A species of Tadpole shrimps (Notostraca) living in temporarily water-filled pools. Length of this specimen: about 2.5 cm / 1 inch (incl. furca of the tail). by Christian Fischer What’s in a Hueco? An interpretive hike of aquatic habitats at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. Leader: Liz Walsh, Professor of Biological Sciences, UTEP and National Sierra Club Treasurer & Executive … Continue reading What’s in a Hueco?