Caja del Rio news clips

A map of the Caja del Rio showing a proposed transmission line project by LANL

BACKGROUND In November 2023, Los Alamos National Labs (LANL), with oversight from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), announced the proposal of a 14-mile, 115kV power transmission line project that would cut across the Caja del Rio, jeopardizing its spiritual and ecological integrity. The Caja del Rio is a landscape of immense cultural and spiritual …

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Today, the coalition to protect the Caja del Rio submitted a formal letter to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) requesting an extension to the public comment period for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)’s Electrical Power Capacity Upgrade (EPCU) Project.

On Saturday, November 4th, the coalition dedicated to the permanent protection of the Caja del Rio hosted our annual fall clean-up on the Caja. Tribal leaders, local elected officials, the new BLM park ranger and volunteers from all over New Mexico came to show their support and removed over 20,000 pounds of trash from the …

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Coalition hosts annual fall clean-up on the Caja.

Santa Fe County Commissioner – Camilla Bustamante discusses the importance of protecting the Caja and urges all New Mexicans, “don’t let up.”

There’s a new (park) ranger in town On Friday, September 8th, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced the appointment of Ryan Ashcraft, the first ever recreation services on public lands in Santa Fe County, which includes areas in and around the Caja del Rio. This appointment comes at a crucial time for the Caja …

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The updated Caja storybook is here We are happy to share the updated version of the Caja Storybook! Click Here to View or Download

For Santa Fe County Commissioner Camilla Bustamante, protecting the Caja del Rio is a community health and mental health issue. “I was taught, culturally, being connected with the land helps a person be connected with themselves,” she said. “It is about being who you are because of where you are,” she said to applause at …

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Community members joined together for Earth Day to show their love and appreciation for the Caja del Rio.

landscape view of mountains in a Southern Nevada desert

On March 21st, 2023, the Biden administration followed through on their November 30th commitment of designating Avi Kwa Ame in Southern Nevada as our country’s next national monument. In addition to this historic victory, President Biden included Castner Range, located in West Texas, to the list of national monuments. The news is a victory for …

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