Our Mission

The Rio Grande Institute is working to foster appreciation of the unique economic, cultural and natural resources of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo border and to facilitate informed action to conserve those resources and use them for the public good.

“As we proceed, let’s not measure the success or failure of our Institute by the size of its staff or its annual budget, but by the quality of the services we provide to people who live and work along the Rio Grande.”

 – Mary Yturria, Founder and Chairman Emeritus.