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Our Land: The First Five Years

This week on New Mexico in Focus, NMPBS celebrates five years of “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future.” This local series explores the state’s rivers and landscapes with an eye toward understanding issues like climate change, habitat restoration, community farming, wildfire management, traditional knowledge, and more. 

Gene Grant 
Laura Paskus 


Rio Grande’s Dire Future 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Gary Esslinger, Manager, Elephant Butte Irrigation District 
Dagmar Llewellyn, Hydrologist, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 

Short-term Weather Impacts of Climate Change 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Guest: Jonathan Overpeck, University of Michigan School for Environmental Sustainability 

Santa Ana Pueblo Restoration 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Lawrence A. Montoya, Governor, Pueblo of Santa Ana 
Ruben Lujan, Supervisor, Juniper Thinning Crew 
Glenn Harper, Range & Wildlife Division Manager, Pueblo of Santa Ana 

Together for Brothers 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Christopher Ramirez, Executive Director, Together for Brothers 
David Grubbs Jr., Together for Brothers 
Alejandro Villezcas, Together for Brothers 

UNM Students Rally for Divestment 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Emily Phan, UNM Student 
Paula Noriega, UNM Student 
Raven Alcott, UNM Student, Pueblo of San Ildefonso 
Sophia Jenkins Nieto, UNM LEAF (Leaders for Environmental Action and Foresight) 

Rivers Through Pueblo Feminist Lens 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Guest: Julia Bernal, Pueblo Action Alliance 

Climate Change and Faith 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Guest: Larry Rasmussen, Professor Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary 

Coping with a Changing Planet 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Guest: Sarah Jaquette Ray, Professor, Cal Poly Humboldt 

Project Feeding the Hood 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Lorenzo Candelaria, South Valley Farmer, Cornelio Candelaria Organics 
Travis McKenzie, Project Feed the Hood Co-founder 
Oscar Bojorquez, Project Feed the Hood Student Intern 
Kevin Ortiz, Project Feed the Hood Student Intern 
Stefanie Olivas, Southwest Organizing Project Food Corps Service Member 
Luzero Velasquez, Southwest Organizing Project Youth Intern 

Bringing Levity to Water Education 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Guest: Endion Schichtel, ringleader, Conservation Carnival