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Community-Based Forest Management in Northern New Mexico

A person chainsaws a tree body in the middle of a forest.

July 9, 2021 – This month on Our Land, Correspondent Laura Paskus visits the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico. There she discovered a unique approach to forest management. That model is based on community and is designed and created around historical government models like the acequia system. The Cerro Negro Forest Council celebrates…

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New Book Shares Genízaro Slavery History in New Mexico


July 26, 2019 – Slavery was not just a practice in the American South. It was also extremely common in the Southwest United States, especially New Mexico. Native Americans were often captured and sold to Hispanic families, a practice that continued up to and beyond the Civil War. They were called genízaros. It is not…

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