By Miya King-Flaherty, Chapter Public-Lands Fellow On September 21, the Sandoval County Commission voted 4-1 to consider an oil and gas ordinance that would shut out public input and endanger drinking water. But there’s still time to stop it. Planning and
Caring for our water
There are several upcoming events when you can learn and be proactive about water in Santa Fe County. Stormwater Santa Fe is one of five cities nationwide selected by the EPA to receive assistance with stormwater planning. A brainstorming session
No Climate in Science
On Sept. 13, the NM Public Education Department quietly released a draft of new science standards – deleting climate change, evolution and the age of the earth.
Sandoval officials side with Big Oil and Gas over residents
For immediate release: Sept. 14, 2017 Last week, the Sandoval County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-2 to recommend an oil and gas ordinance that would bypass public input and endanger drinking water. But there’s still time to stop it.
Sierra Club weighs in on proposed science standards
There was a lot of interest after we issued a press release criticizing the Public Education Department’s draft science standards. Here are some examples of news articles: Santa Fe Reporter – The Same, But Different KOB Channel 4 – Science teaching
Gov. Martinez’s twisting of science is dangerous and bad for education
New Mexico’s Public Education Department released proposed science standards that scrubs climate change and even the age of the Earth from our schools. This is the response of the Rio Grande Sierra Club.
New Mexico Residents Respond to Zinke’s Public Lands Recommendations
In response to Secretary Zinke’s call to change management of our newest national monuments, the Rio Grande Chapter has organized rallies across the state.
National Public Lands Day, September 30
Celebrate National Public Lands Day on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Saturday, September 30, by volunteering to work on popular multi-use trails that need a little TLC.
Trip report – Wheeler Peak
Rio Grande Chapter outings report – Wheeler Peak, 9/9/2017
Wildlife photography: Cherish what we have
Being in nature with a camera enriches the experience. You will find yourself looking for the bird making that noise, and once you take his picture, you’ll have a record to help find out just what bird it was, then you’ll want to know more about him.