Trail restoration and relaunch

The White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) Directorate of Public Works -Environmental Office, the Integrated Training Area Management Program/Environmental Awareness Program, and the Nature Conservancy collaborated on the development of the WSMR Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail. In 2003 the collaboration became a reality when the National Public Lands submitted and received funding for an interactive sign project to raise awareness of the distinctive qualities of the Chihuahuan Desert, where WSMR is located. The trail's construction and upkeep have been done entirely by volunteers. The posts and placards were first installed by a few troops and family members. This happened around 2004/2005. Then in 2015, for his project, an Eagle Scout spent some time doing maintenance. In 2022, Brooklyn Collins (Girl Scout Troop 545), as part of her Gold Award project, restored and relaunched this trail.