Santa Fe County Commissioners Urge Permanent Protections For Caja Del Rio Plateau

May 15, 2022

National Wildlife Federation News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously for a resolution calling for permanent protection of the Caja del Rio plateau to safeguard wildlife corridors, ancient petroglyphs, and important lands for Indigenous Pueblo and Spanish land grant communities.

The Caja del Rio encompasses approximately 107,000 acres of land west of Santa Fe that is currently managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.

Community and spiritual leaders, including New Mexico conservation organizations and Tribal community-based organizations, offered praise for the resolution and decisive action by the Board of Commissioners.

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