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The road to the village of Chimayo winds through the foothills of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s usually a quiet highway, linking this slow-paced village of adobe houses and rickety toolsheds with the city of Santa Fe 30 miles to the south.

But once a year, in the week...

Photo of children at Taos Land Trust in New Mexico

The Enchanted Circle Trails Plan and the Taos County Community Conservation Plan engaged community members in creating shared visions for open space conservation and brought together state-of-the-art GIS mapping and modeling with local perspectives and expertise.

The Bernalillo County greenprint is a community-driven conservation plan. The purpose of the greenprint is to guide where mill levy funds should be spent to protect open space and expand access to local parks and trails throughout Bernalillo County–including urban areas.

Photo of sunset at Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan and its surrounding foothills provide extremely rich scenic, recreational, ecological, and agricultural resources to local communities and visitors. The area is known for having significant freshwater access points that provide spectacular fishing, boating, swimming, and other waterfront activities.

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Imagine you lived early in the 14th century, in what we now call New Mexico. Long before Europeans ever set foot here, you might have made your home among sparse pinyon pine and fragrant juniper, in a landscape cut by a maze of dusty arroyos. Imagine gathering corn, drying it on your...

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that 514-acres has been added to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Burnt Corn Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) and the Burnt Corn Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).

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Thanks in part to movies Wild and A Walk in the Woods, the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail are more popular than ever. The nation’s two most famous footpaths lure thousands of...

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To the joy of local conservation organizations and recreation-enthusiasts of all kinds, The Trust for Public Land today announced the conveyance of 605 acres within the Gila National Forest to the Forest Service.

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To the delight of the local community, The Trust for Public Land and the Bureau of Land Management announced today that 2,576 acres has been acquired by the Bureau of Land Management within the Río Grande Del Norte National Monument.

A woman works on an acequia irrigation ditch in New Mexico
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Water woes have always been a fact of life in the American West: it’s a region defined less by a compass point than by the fact that its residents can’t take the rains for granted. This year, El Niño-driven storms have helped refill depleted reservoirs and revive listless pastures. But longtime...

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