New Mexico

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

Grizzly bear with cubs

Two Decades, 1.6 Million Acres: West Fork Grazing Permit Agreement Showcases Opportunity to Support At-Risk Wildlife

This month, in tandem with the 20th anniversary of its highly successful and innovative program resolving conflicts between livestock and at-risk wildlife, the National Wildlife Federation announced the addition of … 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

NWF Protecting Bighorn Sheep in the High Divide

What is Wildlife Conflict Resolution? Where conflicts between livestock and wildlife are prolonged and intractable, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) believes that public land grazing retirements can provide an equitable … Read more

Who’s Got Game? 7 Places Outdoorsmen Should Visit This Fall

As autumn continues, fall hunting and fishing season begins in many places across the country. Some wildlife populations have rebounded after the spring, and wildlife are on the move to … Read more

National Wildlife Week: Urban Wildlife Finds a Home in Albuquerque

  There is a 100-year tradition of protecting public lands in Albuquerque, stemming from the time Aldo Leopold spent there, as recounted in his classic book of essays A Sand … Read more

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument: Established From the Grassroots Up

People from all backgrounds and political leanings have really put the “public” in “public lands” in New Mexico. For more than a decade, ranchers, business owners, church and civic leaders, … Read more

Bears at the Back Door in Albuquerque

When it comes to living in the West, it’s all about water. When there isn’t any, we start to see problems: bigger and more frequent wildfires, fights over water rights, … Read more

Mountain Lion Seeks Backyard Oasis

Guest post by Hari Viswanathan. On May 18, this beautiful mountain lion stopped by my parent’s backyard pond in Los Alamos, N.M., adding to the long list of amazing wildlife encounters … Read more

Connecting the Dots: How Climate Change is Fueling Western Wildfires

Western wildfires are dominating headlines in June – but the media coverage focuses only on effects while ignoring a major cause. Read more

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