On December 4, President Trump visited Salt Lake City to issue a proclamation to reduce Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument by almost 50% and Bears Ears National Monument by almost 85%. The following day, Secretary Zinke issued his final report, which included recommendations for the two New Mexico National Monuments that were similar to the preliminary report, namely no boundary changes but management changes.
The 30-day budget-focused session will be shorter but still feature promising environmental legislation you can help foster (and damaging legislation you can prevent!). Join us and state Sen. Liz Stefanics for a citizen lobbying workshop at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Santa Fe Southside Library. Learn about priority bills likely to appear and find out how you can make your voice heard at the Legislature.
Photographs of the Santa Fe River from the 1930s show a wide, meandering river with many side channels — created by beavers — flowing down a rural valley with the little city of Santa Fe in the distance.
The Rio Grande Chapter is working on a lot of issues related to water – transfer of water rights, radioactive waste, rule changes and stream monitoring.
The Rio Grande Chapter’s excursiones outings program for Spanish-speakers is taking off.
2017 had challenges – with losses and successes. Take a stroll through our most significant events.
The El Paso Group founded its Inspiring Connections Outdoors back in the ’70s, and over 40 years later, it is the only ICO in the Rio Grande Chapter.
On December 12, President Trump signed a provision to permanently protect Castner Range in El Paso’s Franklin Mountains into law. The provision is a big deal — it saves a huge piece of land from commercialization, giving El Paso a very visible green belt on its east side to be enjoyed by all.
Welcome to our 2018 Executive Committee.
It’s not all bad news! We’ve had some major challenges, but also major victories.