Cemex USA announced it was named one of Texan by Nature’s 2018 Conservation Wranglers for its ongoing commitment to sustainability and land preservation through the El Carmen Land and Conservation Co., LLC (ECLCC). The Texan by Nature Conservation Wranglers program recognizes innovative and transformative conservation projects in the state.
ECLCC is a combined effort between Cemex USA and J. Austin Ranches that oversees the U.S. portion of El Carmen, a private trans-boundary nature preserve. The partnership works to preserve approximately 27,000 acres of El Carmen within Texas.
“Sustainability is one of our core strategies at Cemex,” commented Cemex USA Regional President – Texas and New Mexico Region Joel Galassini said. “We are honored to be recognized by Texan by Nature for our efforts at El Carmen. We are not only committed to restoring habitats and wildlife there but strive to extend that commitment to our operations.”
El Carmen is comprised of five different ecosystems, and its nearly 350,000 acres in Texas and Mexico is home to a myriad of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Cemex has made important contributions to the continued scientific research, restoration, conservation, and increased population of endangered species and their habitats in this cross-border private conservation region.
ECLCC was one of six projects across Texas named as a 2018 Conservation Wrangler by Texan by Nature, a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by Former First Lady Laura Bush. Last year, Texas Parks and Wildlife honored Cemex and ECLCC for conservation efforts with the 2017 Lone Star Steward Award for the Trans Pecos Region.