What We Do

Researcher collecting data on remains of a structure in desert landscape
Documenting the remains of the aerial tramway that carried lead, silver, and zinc from a mine in Boquillas, Coahuila to the Texas terminal in what is now Big Bend National Park.

NPS photo

SWBRPP assistance is available for projects and meetings that:

  • Work towards common goals with our Mexican partners
  • Maintain cooperative relationships
  • Mitigate impacts on cultural and natural resources
  • Engage new partners and communities in environmental stewardship
  • Increase appreciation and understanding of our shared heritage
The 2016 Southwest Border Resource Protection Program Report (PDF, 7.75MB) offers a glimpse at the program's scope.
2016 SWBRPP Partnership Meeting Participants, group posed outside
SWBRPP Partnership Meeting participants gathered at Chamizal National Memorial, Nov. 1-3, 2016.


Thank you to all who attended the 2016 SWBRPP Partnership Meeting, and thank you to our wonderful hosts at Chamizal National Memorial. Stay tuned for details on the next workshop.

Last updated: November 10, 2016