The Border Wall and the Rio Grande

The Border Wall and the Rio Grande


An interactive story map detailing how border wall construction would impact the people, places and wildlife of the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) in Texas. In the absence of a comprehensive environmental study of the impacts of the border wall, which the Trump administration has refused to conduct, Defenders’ has compiled an easy-to-use tool to understand the impacts. The story map lets users take a highly detailed virtual tour of the LRGV and interact with different areas along the border to see how a wall would threaten this valuable ecosystem. Read more on Defenders’ website.

The Border Wall and the Rio Grande
Mae Lacey
Conservation GIS Analyst

As the Conservation GIS Analyst in the Center for Conservation Innovation, Mae provides support and leadership for geospatial product development across Defenders.