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From left to right: Bonnie McKinney, Scott Ducoff - CEMEX USA Texas Regional President, Josiah Austin and Billy Pat McKinney

May 22, 2017. Ecology

El Carmen Nature Reserve Recognized by The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

CEMEX USA was recently recognized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for its ongoing commitment to sustainability and land stewardship with the prestigious “2017 Lone Star Land Steward Award” for the Trans-Pecos Ecoregion.

The award recognizes CEMEX, the El Carmen Land & Conservation Co. LLC (ECLCC), and part owner of the ECLCC, Josiah Austin, for their dedication to excellence in wildlife and natural-resource management through work in Texas at the El Carmen Nature Reserve, which is a private trans-boundary conservation area in the Big Bend region that comprises five different ecosystems and is home to a myriad of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

El Carmen Nature Reserve stretches from Texas into Mexico and is the result of conservation agreements between CEMEX and adjoining landowners on both sides of the border. The award from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recognizes the continuing efforts to restore lands and native wildlife in the U.S. portion of El Carmen, along with the commitment to protect the vital wildlife corridor and bird migration route between two countries.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has honored those who show excellence and dedicated stewardship of land for more than two decades with the awards.

 

Press Release: http://cmx.to/2r0IJfm