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Fishing, Wildlife & Recreation

Streamlining Restoring Aquatic Ecosystems

In late July, the Carson, Cibola, and Santa Fe National Forests released the final Northern New Mexico Riparian, Aquatic, and Wetland NEPA decision, with the intention of streamlining the National

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Bird is the Word: October 2021

HOW A WARMING CLIMATE IS AFFECTING BIRDS IN NEW MEXICO I had the opportunity to speak with University of New Mexico ornithologist Ethan Linck and his colleague Ryan Terrill last

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Bird is the Word: SEPTEMBER 2021

Evening Grosbeaks Evening Grosbeaks make their home around northern and middle New Mexico, mostly following the distribution of budworms, a needle-eating insect and preferred snack for Grosbeaks during summer. The

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The Trout of Questa

Anyone who’s known me for more than a few minutes has learned that I am somewhat of a trout geek. Since I first became aware of their existence as a

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Save the Cutthroat

By TONER MITCHELL The Rio Chiquito near Ranchos de Taos is your typical New Mexican trout stream—narrow, brushy, and packed with trout. It is where I caught my very first

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Bird is the Word: AUGUST 2021

The Great New Mexico Bird die-Off: One Year Later Last year thousands of migratory birds died across the state in August and September for reasons that were at first unexplained.

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Trout Unlimited

By TONER MITCHELL New Mexico is a land of stark contrasts—mountains vaulting up from sagebrush plains, canyons gashed in the earth. In contrast, the Tusas Range in the north central

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Bird Is The Word: JULY 2021

Declining Bird Populations In 1970, the bird population of the United States was around 10 billion. Today there are 7 billion, and each year we lose between 500 million to

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Bird is the Word: JUNE 2021

By BRYCE FLANAGAN As spring turns to summer, we will see more and more hummingbirds visiting outdoor feeders as they migrate north. These tiny, shimmering beauties aren’t just natural wonders,

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Rio Grande Caddisfly Hatch

Albuquerque has its balloon fiesta and Santa Fe has Zozobra. Many places also have annual celebrations around nature-made events: the blossoming of Washington, D.C.’s cherry trees, for example, or the

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