Andrew Black

Large, tan and brown boulders stand against a blue sky. There are images carved onto the face of the boulders.

Saving Caja del Rio in New Mexico

There’s a reason New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment: it is filled with abundant wildlife, vast mountain ranges, alpine forests, sweeping desert landscapes, and stunning sunsets. This … Read more

Caja del Rio

The Caja del Rio Must Be Protected

Just outside the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico lies a spectacular landscape that embodies the sacred relationships between people, land, water, and wildlife since time immemorial. The Caja del … Read more

Why Public Lands and the Land and Water Conservation Fund Matter to America’s Veterans & Their Families

Thump, thump. “Shhhhhh, stop throwing rocks, you are going to scare the fish,” said my grandfather. Heeding this warning and watching him slowly wade up the river to sneak up … Read more

An elk in the Rocky Mountains.

From Sacred Majesty to Sound Management

Whether it’s seeing Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep scale steep cliffs in the Carson National Forest or watching a golden eagle soar high above the Santa Fe National Forest, such sacred … Read more

The Land and Water Conservation Fund: Preserving Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Public lands were created for all Americans – no matter their race, age, gender, religion or socioeconomic status. They are a uniquely American idea that is rooted in deep sense of egalitarianism. While each of … Read more

Nearly 30 U.S. Cities Urge Congress to Save Land and Water Conservation Fund

Local Elected Officials Call on Congressional Leaders to reauthorize and fully fund the successful conservation program. The Land and Water Conservation Fund plays a critical role  in supporting outdoor recreation, … Read more