Our Land

December 8, 2017 – More than 20 years ago, Dan Shaw co-founded the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program, or BEMP, with the late-Cliff Crawford, a biology professor at the University of New Mexico. Today, thousands of New Mexico students from the … Continue reading Students & Scientists Benefit From The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program

November 10, 2017 – The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in the South Valley is an open green space surrounded by industrial businesses. It was once a dairy farm. When local residents heard the property was going up for … Continue reading Our Land: Valle de Oro

October 13, 2017 – This month on “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future,” we take a trip over the Sandia Mountains to learn about what’s happening with groundwater levels in places like Sandia Park and Edgewood. In … Continue reading Our Land: Wells Going Dry In The East Mountains

September 8, 2017 – This month Our Land highlights wildlife and habitat restoration on Santa Ana Pueblo. Already, the tribe had undertaken riparian restoration along the Rio Grande and Jemez River and reintroduced species that are culturally significant. They’re also studying predators like bears and … Continue reading OUR LAND: Pueblo of Santa Ana Works To Restore Habitat & Bring Back Wildlife

August 11, 2017 – In the Jemez Mountains, a long-term project brings together people from different backgrounds, scientists from a range of disciplines and even environmental advocates and the timber industry. The Southwest Jemez Mountains Resilient Landscapes and Collaborative Forest … Continue reading Our Land: Collaborative Forest Restoration

By: Laura PaskusOn the edge of the Valle Grande in northern New Mexico stands a grove of towering ponderosa pines. The trees, many of them between 250 and 400 years old, comprise what’s called the History Grove, and they offer … Continue reading Beyond the concepts of ‘land management’ are real people, sacrifice

July 14, 2017 –Six years ago this summer, the Las Conchas wildfire burned 156,000 acres in the Jemez Mountains. The effects of that fire are still visible on the landscape today. And changes in the forest will continue to be … Continue reading Our Land: After The Wildfires

By: Laura Paskus, NMiF correspondentOur crystalline skies.The mountains that frame our cities.The rivers we depend on for drinking water, irrigation, recreation, and solace.No matter where you live, all New Mexicans feel connected with their landscapes. Our state is home to … Continue reading Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future