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January 2023

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Fishing, Wildlife & Recreation

Protecting Your Water and Forests

The Rio Grande Water Fund (RGWF) is celebrating eight years of forest restoration, and more. Forest management by the U.S. Forest Service has substantially increased the resilience of the Rio

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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 picture of a cutthroat trout,

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Good News For Birds

To ring in the new year, I thought I’d catalog some of last year’s victories for bird conservation. While birds have been losing their numbers, we should remember that conservation

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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, a steaming bowl of posole

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Piñon Jays in Peril

A new visitor is curiously inspecting the bird feeder I’ve just filled. A grayish-blue cloak of feathers beneath a bright indigo cap, not without reason they’re called blue crows. It’s

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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 neighbors by name and even

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Be on the Lookout for Bird Flu

A new outbreak of avian flu was first reported in the U.S. in January 2022. By October close to 50-million birds have been affected by the virus, including aquatic birds,

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The Legend of the Lone Moose

It was the last day of the Questa Farmers Market for the season. On the afternoon of Sunday Oct. 2, around 3 pm, Tyler Smith and I were driving home

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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, and parciantes on both sides

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Agua es Vida Para Aves

This year’s monsoons were a welcome reprieve from the dry conditions of previous years to both human and avian kind. New Mexico has been in a drought since 2000, and

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The BLM Junior Ranger Training

On Sept. 8, 2022, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders from Alta Vista Elementary ventured out to Wild Rivers for a day of training to become Junior Rangers. Six staff and

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Monarch Butterflies Now On Endangered List

The migratory monarch butterfly is the newest member of the endangered species list. Dwindling numbers accelerated by climate change, overdevelopment and pesticide use bring the iconic insect closer to extinction.

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Fall Migration Begins in the Summer!

Yep, despite summer being far from over, several species have already begun their journey to Central America. During this migration season, there are opportunities to see a rainbow of different

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