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Earth Day 2023

Earth Day is just around the corner ­čîŹ Make your plans now to join us in April for a guided hike of the Caja followed by a free lunch and a community-powered clean-up!


Saving Caja | Finding Unity In Diversity

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. 


Saving Caja: Film Screening & Community Discussion 

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.


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landscape view of mountains in a Southern Nevada desert

Two National Monument Designations

March 28, 2023

On March 21st, 2023, the Biden administration followed through on their November 30th commitment of designating Avi Kwa Ame in Southern Nevada as our countryÔÇÖs 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…


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 countryÔÇÖs 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

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. 


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:


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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