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Our Land Reprise: Bosque del Apache

Bosque del Apache

November 29, 2019 – In a repeat of a favorite “Our Land” segment, correspondent Laura Paskus takes us to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge for a look behind the scenes at how managers maintain this internationally renowned habitat.

Many people visit the refuge during the winter months to get an up-close look at the tens of thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese and ducks that migrate to the Middle Rio Grande each year. But the refuge also hosts all kinds of other wildlife, including raptors, songbirds, elk, deer, javelina, bobcats and mountain lions.

Supporting all that wildlife, as well as the thousands of visitors who come to the refuge each year, means staffers and volunteers have their work cut out for them throughout the year. As refuge manager Kevin Cobble helped us understand, there are crops to grow and water to move around and even more sights to see.

For Further Reading:

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

The Refuge’s Facebook Page

Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Our Land: Clean Water Rules

Our Land Clean Waters Rule

February 8, 2019 – In an arid state like New Mexico, all of our waters are critically important. Even the smallest streams and most remote wetlands. This month for Our Land, Laura Paskus takes is from high in the Sandia Mountains to down along the Middle Rio Grande to learn about why “temporary” waterways are so important – and also why they’re at increased risk.

Keep up with our coverage on the Our Land Facebook page and YouTube channel.

For Further Reading:

Revised Clean Water Rule leaves out most of NM’s waterways – Laura Paskus, New Mexico Political Report