Tag Archives: Big Bend National Park

BBNP’s New Superintendent on Deferred Maintenance, Preservation and Park Safety

Soon, the sprawling 800,000-acre Big Bend National Park will have a new superintendent to guide it and oversee new projects.  Beginning next week that role will be filled by Bob Krumenaker, a veteran of the of the National Park system. … Continue reading

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What the Government Shutdown Means for Texas’ National Parks

Texas is home to 16 sites managed by the National Parks Service. The government shut down won’t stop people from visiting these parks, but it could create some challenges.

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Big Bend National Park To Close Sites For Nesting Falcons

Big Bend National Park will close several areas of the park in the coming month in order to protect the nesting habitats of Peregrine Falcons, which are listed as an endangered species in the state.

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In Big Bend National Park, Grass is Greener for Trespassing Livestock

This summer we’ve been hitting the road and heading to the state and national parks in our area, taking a look at the stories behind these places right in our backyard. For our final stop, we head to Big Bend … Continue reading

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Trail Closure in Big Bend National Park Due to Increased Bear Activity

Big Bend National Park has temporarily closed the popular Lost Mine Trail in the park’s Chisos Mountains area due to “increased bear activity.” The park said in a press release the closure would begin Friday evening (October 14), and continue “until … Continue reading

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Texas Man Falls to his Death in Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park in Far West Texas is known for its remote and rugged terrain, with a geology found nowhere else in the state. It attracts hikers and bird-watchers to its mountain trails, as well as rafters and canoeists … Continue reading

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San Angelo Man Dies at Big Bend National Park

This story has been updated to include the identity of the victim, released by Big Bend National Park Wednesday, May 18. 37-year-old John Wayne Seale of San Angelo, Texas died last week in Big Bend National Park (BBNP) after being found unconscious. … Continue reading

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Wildfire Burns Almost 2,000 Acres in Big Bend National Park

This post is being updated continually with information as we receive it. A grassland wildfire that began in Big Bend National Park Monday afternoon has grown to almost 2,000 acres, the park said Wednesday afternoon. The fire began from a downed power … Continue reading

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It’s the Centennial Year for the National Parks

This year, 2016, is the centennial for the National Park Service. And Big Bend National Park is expecting a rise in visitors. It’s January 2nd and a rare desert rain is pouring off the roof at the Panther Junction Visitors … Continue reading

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Contractor Wanted Park Employee Removed From Reviewing Pipeline Plan

This summer, the contractor preparing an environmental report for the Trans-Pecos Pipeline company asked for a Big Bend National Park employee to be removed from his role in reviewing the pipeline plan. The request is outlined in public documents sent … Continue reading

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