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February 2024

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On The Importance Of Staying Involved

Near the end of 2023, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began maintenance activities on Abiquiu Dam, a project that required the agency to cease

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The Land Of Enchantment Legacy Fund, Round Two

Happy new year, and welcome to another conservation funding season! On January 16, our elected representatives will begin discussing bills dealing with education, housing, energy,

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Fishing the Rio Hondo Tributaries

What many visitors to northern New Mexico see on a map as the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Area is recognized by every Questeno in very simple terms:

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Another Spectacular New Mexico Autumn

Autumn can be a pretty rough time for a New Mexican fisherman like me. In the north, pretty much every day in late September through

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Common Themes Across Cultures

For readers unfamiliar with Santa Fe’s tradition of Zozobra, it’s essentially like El Cucui in Questa’s annual Cambalache celebration (October 1 at the Questa Farmers

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This Summer of Heat and Perspective

With some rain finally falling in Santa Fe, my nights have vastly improved. I sleep under the sheets instead of on top of them. I

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The Rio Grande stocking event is back!

After a three-year, COVID-mandated hiatus, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be returning to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument to

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Snow Day

We got a good, old-fashioned snow dump last night, the kind that could put your car in a ditch if you got too distracted by

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Our Digital Conservation Future

Having finished the online New York Times crossword puzzle over morning coffee, retweeting some delicious burns on climate-change deniers, checking Facebook and Instagram, liking a

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It’s that time of year again.

Read that sentence out loud and close your eyes. What images come to mind? The fat guy in the red suit? Candy canes and biscochitos,

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Acequias and Cattle

In New Mexico, it’s practically illegal to dislike acequias. They take us back to a time when things weren’t so complicated, when you knew your

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Rio Costilla Beavers: Friend and Foe

Rio Costilla Beavers: Friend and FoeThe Rio Costilla has certainly had its share of water troubles in the past. Disputes have flared between towns, acequias,

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My Bucket List

When I ran a fly shop long ago, I’d look at fishing magazines and see myself in all the pictures. I hadn’t heard the term

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Casting Outward: Book Review

In the world of today—200,000 years into human evolution and a couple centuries into the Industrial Age—few living beings can embody the concept of pristine

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Trout Unlimited: The Gift of Beavers

The beaver is what is known as a keystone species, an organism that can shape or define an ecosystem with its behavior and habits. There

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Trout Unlimited: Cutthroat Stocking Returns

After a corona virus-induced hiatus, the cherished Rio Grande cutthroat trout stocking event will return to the Questa area this April. That’s the great news.