Caja Del Rio

On December 17th, members of the Caja del Rio coalition were proud to bring community members together for a special film screening and panel discussion on ways to better project this cherished landscape. 

Join us on Dec. 17 at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe for a special film screening & community panel discussion on protecting the Caja del Rio Plateau.

On November 30th, 2022, President Joe Biden made an exciting announcement that he plans to designate lands known as Avi Kwa Ame in Southern Nevada as our country’s next national monument. The news is a victory for Southern Nevada Tribes and community leaders in the Silver State who treasure this biologically diverse and culturally sacred area.

panoramic view of a vast, desert mountain scape of the caja del rio

Although vast and mostly uninhabited by humans, the 107,000 acre Caja del Rio faces numerous threats including illegal dumping, improper use, and archaeological vandalism. But one of the larger, more pressing issues is reckless and unregulated shooting. 

October 21, 2022 – Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, members of the coalition to protect the Caja del Rio released the following statement on news reports that the La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs located in Santa Fe County were vandalized:

On Saturday, November 5th, members of the coalition to protect the Caja del Rio are hosting a guided hiking tour and community-wide clean-up of the Caja in Santa Fe County. 

Public Lands Day reminds us to be better stewards of the land by Rev. Andrew Black and Joseph “Brophy” Toledo September 23, 2022 This column originally appeared in the Taos News, September 21, 2022. This Saturday (Sept. 24) is National Public Lands Day. It was established nearly three decades ago to honor and celebrate the …

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