Saturday, April 23, 2016

“There are places in the desert canyons of far West Texas...

"There are places in the desert canyons of far West Texas where the border between the U.S. and Mexico amounts to a shallow, olive-green ribbon of water. In parts of @bigbendnps, the Rio Grande seems void of any power to divide. There are no boundary lines, no signs, no walls, no border agents on either side. The border all but vanishes here, both physically and politically. This month, a group of Mexicans and Americans — firefighters, conservationists and park rangers — set out for some of the most desolate stretches of the Rio Grande. Their task was not to put out fires, but to set them in a controlled burn planned to kill giant cane, an invasive grass. Accompanied by @nytimes reporter Manny Fernandez, the photographer @tamirhasacellphone spent 3 days documenting the group's work. Here, Mike Ryan, @bigbendnps's river ranger, towed a canoe packed with tools and supplies through the #RioGrande. #nytweekender" By nytimes on Instagram.

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