Independence Creek Preserve, where the Chihuahuan Desert meets the Edwards Plateau and the Tamauplipan Thornscrub. The Nature Conservancy purchased the first parts of Independence Creek Preserve in 1991 and made the larger purchase of 19,740 acres in 2000 and 2001. More info about the preserve: Texas Pecos Trail
Independence Creek contributes 27 million gallons of freshwater a day to the Pecos River, making it the most important freshwater tributaries of the lower Pecos River. The Nature Conservancy is doing an amazing job restoring the land. Most recently the staff onsite has started to establish a wetlands area.
This area was occupied by the archaic people and we saw rock art and other artifacts. The rock art is estimated to be 3,000 to 5,000 years old.