Sister Parks

Group of rangers in front of sand formation
White Sands National Monument staff meet with their counterparts from Cuatrocienegas Flora and Fauna Protected Area.

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"Sister Park" partnerships provide unique opportunities to share information, collaborate on research, and engage communities in both countries. The US and Mexico's shared ecosystems and shared history make Sister Park programs in the border remarkably meaningful. The Southwest Border Resource Protection Program helps parks initiate and maintain these programs by facilitating meetings and coordinating international travel for NPS staff. NPS staff in the Intermountain Region planning international travel should contact us.

Currently, ten border-area NPS units have Sister Park relationships with protected areas in Mexico:

Big Bend National Park Maderas del Carmen & Canon de Santa Elena Flora and Fauna Protected Areas
Casa Grande National Monument Paquime Archaeological Zone
Chiricahua National Monument & Coronado National Memorial Ajos-Bavispe Conservation Area & Sierra de Alamos Biosphere Reserve
Coronado National Memorial, Fort
Bowie National Historic Site, & Tumacacori National Historic Park
El Chico National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park La Michilia Biosphere Reserve
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve
Saguaro National Park Sierra San Pedro Martir National Park & Constitucion 1857 National Park
White Sands National Monument Cuatrocienegas Flora and Fauna Protected Area

Last updated: October 5, 2016