Mission & Vision

Mission To support, promote, and raise funds for Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River in partnership with the National Park Service and other supporters who value the unique qualities of this national resource along the Rio Grande. Vision The Spirit of the Land Serving it. Learning from it. Respecting and preserving it. Spreading its spirit and sharing it with others. Some places on Earth are so beautiful that one can only stand in wonder and gratitude before them. Big Bend National Park is a place of such beauty… a place where the spirit of the land inspires and nourishes the lives of all who walk there…a place of solitude, serenity, and reflection…a place that changes lives through exploration and adventure…a beautiful, coherent, and sublime place that must be protected. The spirit of the land gave birth to the Friends of Big Bend National Park, a community of individuals dedicated to helping preserve this place of rare beauty and power. The spirit of Big Bend inspires our vision and fortifies our efforts to help more and more people make a difference in Big Bend National Park with their time and with their financial gifts…to foster among visitors of all ages, cultures, and walks of life an ethic of respect for the Earth’s life and natural resources... to provide education and hospitality so visitors’ lives may benefit from and be inspired by Big Bend National Park... so that the Park may be loved and preserved for all generations and all time.