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A river surrounded by trees and rocks.


By Laura Paskus October 31, 2023

“I like to call [the Gila River] a reference river, a place that we can come and learn how rivers used to work before they were dammed and over-diverted and…

A river, flowing with crystal-clear water, is surrounded by a picturesque landscape of rocks and trees.

Coming up Friday: Listening to the Gila

By Laura Paskus October 24, 2023

More than four years ago, the Our Land crew visited the Gila River to report on plans to divert water from the upper reaches of the river. This diversion was…

The cost of water on free land by Rebecca Clarken.

‘First: Stop doing the harm.’

By Laura Paskus October 17, 2023

So much has happened since I interviewed Rebecca Clarren about her new book. We spoke almost a month ago, although the conversation aired last Friday. But I’m finding solace in…

A woman in glasses is sitting in front of a computer, surrounded by water.

“There is nothing greater than giving back to your land”

By Laura Paskus October 3, 2023

It’s one of those times (again) when I’m heart-wrenchingly conflicted. I’m sure many of you relate to feeling this way. On the one hand, I want to write about a…

A water hole near a grassy area.

The future of fire, the ‘gates of hell,’ and a COVID reminder

By Laura Paskus September 26, 2023

Last week, I sat down with U.S. Forest Service Southwestern Regional Forester Michiko Martin, Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor Shaun Sanchez, and Santa Fe National Forest Fuels Program Manager Dennis…

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