Extreme Water Shortage
Extreme water shortage throughout park. Visitors are limited to 5 gallons per day, and are encouraged to conserve further when possible. Please consider bringing your own water to the park.
Southeast Rim Prescribed Fire
The Southeast Rim Prescribed Fire, conducted in December 2005 and July 2006, was an initial entry burn in an area that has not had an area-wide fire event since 1903. The goals of the Southeast Rim Prescribed Fire were to further the use of fire to mimic natural fire events in the area. The project area consisted of 343 acres.
The Southeast Rim Prescribed Burn is a prescribed fire project conducted to:
The objectives of the Southeast Rim Prescribed Fire included:
Did You Know?
Including both Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River, the National Park Service administers 245 miles of border — 13% of the entire United States-Mexico border. More...