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The Franklin Mountains were covered with a light coating of snow on December 26, 2014. Photo by Rick LoBello.

We the people want preserved, in its natural state and in perpetuity all of the undeveloped land...


The Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition has launched a new "We the People" petition for everyone in El Paso to sign calling upon our leaders to work together in saving what remains of the lower elevations of the Franklin Mountains. You and your family and friends can help send a message to our City by printing out a petition today and collecting signatures between now and May 1. The petition reads as follows: "We the people want preserved, in its natural state and in perpetuity, all of the undeveloped land owned by the City of El Paso on the western side of the Franklin Mountains that is north of Transmountain Road, east of the EPNG Pipeline Road and south of the New Mexico/El Paso boundary and on the eastern side of the Franklin Mountains that is north of Transmountain, west of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and south of the New Mexico/El Paso boundary."

Download and print the
documents below and get started today. For more information contact Jim Tolbert by email at diegotolbert@gmail.com or call 915-525-7364.


Map of El Paso Public Lands that can be preserved
We the People Petition

Petition Instructions and Just the Facts





2015 Franklin Mountains Poppies Fest planned for April 4


The El Paso Museum of Archeology, along with the Franklin Mountains State Park and the Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition holds its annual Franklin Mountains Poppies Celebration on Castner Range each spring. This year the event is planned for Saturday, April 4. In addition to basking in the blaze of color these beautiful flowers provide, make sure to check out the wildlife demonstrations and nature talks, as well as the educational exhibits during this free event. Watch here and on facebook for more details and times.





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Just the Facts:
Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso, Texas

Franklin Mountains State Park is considered an urban wilderness state park, the largest park of its kind in the continental United States.

-150+ recorded species of birds.
-700+ species of plants.
-Over 90 species of lichen.
-32 species of mammals.
-40 species of amphibians and reptiles.

Franklin Mountains State Park website (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/franklin-mountains)

New Castner
Range Video

The Frontera Land Alliance, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition have teamed up using grant funds to produce a video by Jackson Pope to assist in conserving Castner Range. All involved hope to preserve the natural areas, wildlife corridors and natural springs that occur on Castner Range, Fort Bliss.

Watch the 9 1/2 minute video in English.

Watch the 9 1/2 minute video in Spanish


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