Our El Paso Chapter Proudly Presents:

Exploring the Trans-Pecos: Texas’s Wild West

NPSNM’s Annual Conference
Friday, September 22nd — Sunday, September 24th, 2023

Alpine, TX

The El Paso Chapter is hard at work planning the 2023 conference in Alpine, TX. There will be a morning of presentations about the Trans-Pecos region of Texas on Friday, September 22nd. After a short break to freshen up, we will meet at the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute outside of Ft. Davis for tours of the site followed by our combination and welcome awards dinner.

Saturday, September 23rd will offer a variety of field trips. Options will range from heading into the sky islands of the Davis Mountains to visiting riparian preserves. Dinner on Saturday will be on your own, allowing for exploring the options in Marfa, Ft. Davis, or Alpine, or possibly heading up to the McDonald Observatory for some star-gazing. We will provide a list of options for self-guided stops on Sunday morning as people either head home or continue to explore the region.

Conference registration will open on May 1st. Attendance will be limited to around 75 people, and some field trips will also have limited space.

Please stay tuned for more information.
We look forward to seeing you in Alpine!