Southwest Border Fence

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United States and Mexico Border

Scenic view of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. The Refuge shares a 56-mile border with Sonora, Mexico. Image available at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Image Library
Image: Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. The Refuge shares a 56-mile border with Sonora, Mexico.
Photo Credit: John and Karen Hollingsworth, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Image Library

This area of the SWIN website provides links to information available on the Internet that relates to the United States and Mexico border area of the southwestern United States.

The Good Neighbor Environmental Board is an independent federal advisory committee that advises the President and Congress of the United States on good neighbor environmental practices along the U.S. border with Mexico. Its recommendations are focused on environmental and infrastructure needs within the States of the United States contiguous to Mexico.

The San Pedro Geo-Data Browser developed by the Landscape Ecology Branch of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the assistance and collaboration of the Southwest Watershed Research Center of the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy (SCERP), San Diego, CA. SCERP is a consortium of five U.S. and five Mexican universities which serves U.S.-Mexican border residents by applying research information, insights, and innovations to environmental challenges in the region.

The United States Department of the Interior U.S.-Mexico Border Field Coordinating Committee addresses border natural and cultural resources issues by facilitating communication and coordination among Department for bureaus and consultation with Mexican counterparts.

The U.S.-Mexico Border Environmental Health Initiative website was created to provide background project information, white papers describing methodology for binational dataset integration, links to publications and references, and spreadsheets with health and Colonias statistics. Additionally, through the website, an online static map and data table library was established to provide an alternate method of accessing information served on the IMS. Project development efforts and outreach activities focused on U.S. and Mexican federal agencies, such as EPA, SEMARNAT, PEMEX, Department of Homeland Security, INSP, INEGI, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Final USGS report the Rio Grande Basin. Fish were sampled from a total of 16 stations in the Rio Grande drainage by USFWS and USGS personnel during September-December 1997. Together, the array of sites, analyses, and assays provide a synoptic overview of the current distribution of a wide variety of contaminants and their effects on fish in much of the Rio Grande drainage.

Resources for the United States-Mexico Border Region
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CollapseGap Analysis for Mexico: An Emerging Program
Description: A discussion of the collaborative effort to extend GAP into Mexico in the mid 1990s, with a schedule of progress for the first phase of "Mexican GAP".
Resource Type: Case Studies, Journal Articles
Resource Format: URL
Publisher: GAP Analysis Program, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
ExpandGap Analysis Program on the Assessment of Nature Reserves of Mexico
ExpandMethodological Approach to Identify Mexico's Terrestrial Priority Sites for Conservation
ExpandU.S.-Mexico Border XXI Environmental Health Workgroup
ExpandUnited States - Mexico Border Environmental Health Initiative
ExpandUnited States - Mexico Border Field Coordinating Committee
ExpandUnited States-Mexico Border 2012 Program
ExpandUS-Mexico Border Air Quality Information
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