USA-Mexico Borderlands Map
Borderlands USA-Mexico

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One of our favorite places on the planet are the borderlands that connect the USA and Mexico.

Ron Mader: I covered the region full time from 1994-1996 and maintain communication on both sides of the border with friends who call this area home. One of the goals of this page is to keep an eye on the region, particularly via news. Suggestions are welcome as we update this resource page and the regional pages for a deep dive into the borderlands.

⚡️ “Tales from the Borderlands”

The new accord — titled Minute No. 323 to the 1944 Mexican Water Treaty — outlines a series of measures that build on the countries’ current five-year agreement, which expires at the end of this year. -
El muro de agua @ba_anderson @Milenio
Trump win churns U.S.-Mexico water talks
Two Sides of a Border, One Community - Aspen Institute via @aspeninstitute
Saguaro: The Sonoran Desert giant is a freak of nature
east-otay-port-entry-border-innovative-crossing - @sandradibble @sdut
colorado-river-could-reach-sea-first-time-decades - @RefriedBrean
U.S. Border Fence with Mexico Threatens Endangered Wildlife

Border Wall

Hashtags: #noborderwall


Mexico–United States barrier - Google News

“A country that prizes liberty, and that historically has welcomed and assimilated immigrants, is sending a powerful signal against newcomers who have always made America greater. The wall antagonizes a friendly neighbor, and the political backlash against the U.S. in Mexico might empower the nationalist left."
- Wall Street Journal

The wall antagonizes a friendly neighbor @WSJ

Border Wall Cons

Border residents: Don't build wall between cities

A Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll of 14 cities along the U.S.-Mexico border found residents largely view themselves as one community, believe in making it easier to cross back and forth and do not favor building a wall.

84 Lumber -

Beer Wall

Embedded Tweets

Migration Myths
Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Migration Edition (At Home)
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transcript: yes

Border Patrol

Border 2020 / Frontera 2020

Crossing the Border!portal/1012/article/2776/Driving-across-the-US-Border

Border Wait Times


Friends of a US Mexico Giant Park in the Big Bend Region of Texas & Mexico



News -

Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico

Rio Grande

Rio Grande/ Rio Bravo Basin Coalition
Biology of the Rio Grande Border Region: A Bibliography
Directory of Federal Natural Resources Research in the Rio Grande Border Region
Rio Grande Institute
Lower Rio Grande Ecosystem Initiative (USGS)


San Antonio Express News
El Paso - Borderland News
Texas Center for Policy Studies
Texas General Land Office
Border Program - Texas General Land Office
Border Energy Forum - Texas General Land Office
Texas/Mexico Borderlands Information Center - Austin
Texas Department of Economic Development
Texas Secretary of State
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Eagle Pass, Texas Chamber of Commerce
Center for Texas-Mexico Applied Research
Mexican Consulate in Laredo - @borderzine - -

New Mexico

New Mexico
Santa Fe

Nuevo Leon

Nuevo Leon Guide



Nuevo Leon

Nuevo Leon Guide
Centro de Calidad Ambiental (ITESM)

New Mexico

New Mexico




Chihuahua Guide
El Heraldo de Chihuahua
Chihuahua: Centro de Informacion Economica y Social
Centro de Estudios del Medio Ambiente - Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juárez


Baja Guide
California Coast and Ocean
San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Earth Times
Pro Esteros
California Environmental Resource Evaluation System (CERES)
California Missions Scholars
San Diego-Baja California Communications Council

Gulf of California

Sea of Cortez

Arizona / Sonora

Sonoran Desert
Arizona Central
Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory
Arizona State Land Department
Arizona's Office of Arid Lands Studies
Border News - Arizona Central

National / Bionational

Proceedings of the 8th U.S./Mexico Border States Conference on Recreation, Parks and Wildlife
1986 La Paz Agreement
US EPA - Border Program
International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC)
Pan American Health Orgainization - PAHO
North American Development Bank
United States - National Parks Service


Andanzas al Web Latino - Molly Molloy
Border EcoWeb
Border Encyclopedia - UTEP
US EPA - Border Program
BIOS - Border Information and Outreach Service
Immigration Issues - Daniel Hernandez Joseph
Southwestern Archaeology
Desert Fishes Council
Border Environmental Education Resource Guide


Arid Lands Newsletter
Norte/Sur (University of New Mexico)
High Country News
Seedhead News
Twin Plant News
Ambiente sin Fronteas
BBS Laguna - Josh Rosow


Recent Events

October 2015 Border Energy Forum (San Diego, California)
Twitter: @borderenergy
Participants: @georgepbush @VicenteFoxQue @centrofox @txglo @ScubedStudio
Hashtag: #borderenergy

Texas General Land Office
U.S.-Mexico-Cultural & Educational Foundation
Border Environment Cooperation Commission


Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

Border Crossings

Select All Brownsville Calexico Columbus Del Rio Douglas Eagle Pass
El Paso Fabens Fort Hancock Hidalgo\Pharr Laredo Lukeville Naco
Nogales Otay Mesa Presidio Progreso Rio Grande City Roma San Luis
San Ysidro Santa Teresa Tecate

Northern Gulf of Mexico

DSC02097 Border Fences