Big Bend Wild Supporters

Just like Keep Big Bend Wild, our Supporters think Big Bend is special because they can…


Big Bend Chamber of Commerce
Brewster County Historical Commission
Former County Judge Eleazar Cano, Brewster County (Alpine)
Commissioner Sara Colando, Brewster County (Terlingua)
Sheriff Ronny Dodson, Brewster County (Alpine)
Marathon Chamber of Commerce

Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce

Presidio County Commissioners Court
Former County Judge Cinderela Guevara, Presidio County (Marfa)
Marfa Chamber of Commerce

Mayor Catherine Eaves
Alpine City Council
Chris Ruggia, Director of Tourism, City of Alpine
Alpine City Councilmember Judy L. Stokes

Commanche Nation, Oklahoma
Jumano Nation of Texas
Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas
San Carlos Apache Tribe, Arizona
Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona
White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas

(Brewster, Jeff Davis, & Presidio Counties)


American Bird Conservancy (Alpine Affiliate & National)
Angell Expeditions; Charles Angell, Owner (Redford)
Ballroom Marfa (Marfa)
Big Bend Conservancy
Big Bend Glamping (Terlingua)
Big Bend Hiking and Boating Company (Terlingua)
Big Bend Natural History Association
Big Bend Overland Tours
Big Bend Photo and Birding Tours (Terlingua)
Big Bend Resorts and Adventures (Terlingua)
Big Bend River Tours (Terlingua)
Blas Payne House Air B&B, Linda Beranek, Owner (Marathon)
Boquillas Adventures, SA de CV, Mike Davidson & Ernesto Hernandez, Owners
Cactus Flower, Carol Townsend, Owner (Marathon)
Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute
Chisos Mountains Lodge
Desert Rose Provisions, Lauren Henry, Owner (Alpine)
Dixon Water Foundation (Marfa)
Explore Big Bend, Joselyn Fenstermacher, Owner
French Company Grocer, Samuel Stavinoha, Owner (Marathon)
Front Street Books, Anne Calaway, Owner (Alpine)
Get Lost River Tours, LLC; Chris Tsacher, Owner (Terlingua)
Go Big Bend, Mike Davidson, Owner (Terlingua)
Judd Foundation (Marfa)
King Land and Water LLC (Marfa)
Moreland Properties, Kim Collins, Owner (Marathon)
Presidio County Republican Party
Skelton’s Runway, Ryan & Marisol Skelton, Owners (Alpine)
Stone Village Enterprises LLC, Randall Kinzie, Owner (Fort Davis)
Tierra Grande Chapter, Texas Master Naturalists
Villa Terlingua
Wild Adventure Outfitters (Terlingua)
Big Bend Citizens Alliance
Greens Gurl, Shannon Carter, Owner (Terlingua)
Rancho de los Arboles Muerto, Brian Hardin, Owner (Terlingua)

Fred Bayler, Former Executive Director, Big Bend Natural History Association
Julie Childs, Executive Director, Big Bend Natural History Association
Marian Collins (Marathon)
Dan Dunlap (Marfa)
Ben H. English, Regional Author (Alpine)
Jayne Gallo (Marathon)
Pete Gallego, Former President, Sul Ross University
Mellie Hernandez (Marathon)
Joe Holley (Marathon)
Robert R. Krull (Terlingua)
Wendy Little (Alpine)
Isai Llanes
David & Darlene Mollard (Marathon)
John Morelock (Terlingua)
Ingrid Murphy (Marathon)
Cynta de Narvaez (Terlingua)
Valerie Naylor, Conservation & Travel Consultant (Alpine)
Dr. Teznie Pugh, Superintendent, McDonald Observatory
Liz Rogers, Attorney (Alpine)
Patrick Sammons & Mary Chapman (Marathon)
Professor Kevin Urbanczyk, Director, Rio Grande Research Center, Sul Ross University (Alpine)
John Waters, Former Publisher, Big Bend Gazette
Scott Watkins (Terlingua)
Stephanie Winston (Marathon)



Apollo’s Forge Training Institute for Emergency Services, Ryan Jones, CEO (Houston)
Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition
Circle JM Farms, Jesse Cooper & Marla Halfmann, Owners (Stanton)
Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks
Forever Resorts, LLC
Hammer Built, Lance Levine, President (El Paso Metro)
Heroes Sports, Mike Barker, CEO and Founder (San Antonio)
Hollomon Price Foundation (San Antonio)
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
SIG Management and Consulting Services LLC, Scott Gold, Owner (Taylor AZ)
Texas Avid Outdoors
Unidos para la Conservacion, A.C. (UPC)
Wallace Lumber Co., Jim and Beth Ivy, Owners (Fort Stockton)

Frank Agar (Midland)
Kim Collins
Regina Cooper (La Marque)
Sue Dalmeida
Kathleen Devine (New Braunfels)
Steve Elfring
Jerry Emory
Gene Fisseler, Former Big Bend Conservancy Board Member
Rita Frey
Andrea Friend (Bulverde)
Lauren Henderson
William Hillier (Waxahatchie)
Andrew Kendall (Temple)
Jennifer Lane
Rick LoBello, Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition Chair and Founder
Courtney Lyons-Garcia, Executive Director, Public Lands Foundation (New Braunfels)
Anna Marini (California)
Neil, Helen, and Joe Martin (Katy)
Mary Jo Murphy
Nancy Ojeda
Brian Ovens (McKinney)
Laurence Parent, Author & Photographer
Michale Pelkie (San Antonio)
Leigh Ann Perkins (Houston area)
Doug & Paula Piper
Kathleen Tolbert Ryan
Zoey & Kevin Sexton
Larry D. Spencer, Former Big Bend Conservancy Board Member (Dallas)
Gordon Standard (Houston)
Deborah Starrett (Houston)
Mark Steuer, PhD (Houston)
Joe Tooley, Attorney; Member, TX Police Chiefs Assoc. & Former Big Bend Conservancy Board Member (Rockwall, TX)
Kelsi Urrutia
Kyle West (Magnolia)
Stuart Wilson (San Antonio)
Sheri Woodall (Cross Roads)


Fran P. Mainella, NPS Director 2001-2006
Jonathan P. Jarvis, NPS Director 2009-2017
Denis Galvin, NPS Deputy Director 1985-1989 and 1997-2002
John Reynolds, NPS Deputy Director 1993-1996
Dan Wenk, NPS Deputy Director 2007-2011
David Vela, NPS Deputy Director 2019-2020 (College Station)
Walt Dabney, Texas Parks & Wildlife Director; Chief Ranger & Superintendent, NPS
Dwight Pitcaithley, Chief Historian, NPS (Las Cruces, NM)
Dan Sholly, Texas Parks & Wildlife Deputy Director and Chief Ranger, NPS

Gil Lusk, Former Big Bend National Park Superintendent, 1981-1986
Jim Carrico, Former Big Bend National Park Superintendent, 1986-1991
Rob Arnberger, Former Big Bend National Park Superintendent, 1991-1994
Frank Deckert, Former Big Bend National Park Superintendent, 2000-2003
John King, Former Big Bend National Park Superintendent, 2003-2006
Bill Wellman, Former Big Bend National Park Superintendent, 2006-2012
Cindy Ott-Jones, Former Big Bend National Park Superintendent, 2012-2017

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Experience vast undeveloped wild areas,
See how big and bright the stars really are at night,
Experience the sweep of the life-sustaining Rio Grande River,
Enjoy the serenity and beauty of West Texas Big Sky landscape,
Watch the Chihuahuan Desert burst into bloom,
See bold stripes of geologic time color the landscape,
Learn how humans and cultures persisted despite challenges,
Share the refuge of a rich diversity of plants and wildlife,
Know that what they love about Big Bend can be preserved for the future