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Nov. 5: Hiking Tour & Clean-up oN the Caja

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. 

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Caja del Rio Culture, Land, Water & Wildlife

Let’s Celebrate the Caja del Rio 8/12/22 Culture, Land, Water & Wildlife As you know, there is growing momentum and success in protecting our public lands -including our historically and culturally significant spaces in New Mexico. Right now we are faced with a huge opportunity to protect one of the  most geologically, biologically, and culturally…

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La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs Field Trip

La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs Field Trip June 4, 2022 Field Trip La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs Saturday, June 4 – 8:30 am  Leader: Andrew Black – andrew@fpcsantafe.org This moderate and interactive hike is located just outside the city of Santa Fe and will explore ancient Native American and Spanish petroglyphs as well as delve into the rich cultural history…

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Progress on Public Lands Preservation

November 30, 2022

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.

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

Response To BLM Shooting Range : Less Is More

November 4, 2022

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. 

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Statement on Vandalism at the La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs in the Caja del Rio

October 21, 2022

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:

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Public Lands Day reminds us to be better stewards of the land

September 23, 2022

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…

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Protecting a national treasure that embodies the American Southwest

September 1, 2022

Protecting a national treasure that embodies the American Southwest August 31, 2022 There’s a reason New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment: it is filled with abundant wildlife, vast mountain ranges, alpine forests, sweeping desert landscapes and stunning sunsets. This enchanted landscape is also steeped with historical and…

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