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Instructions on Not Giving Up

Instructions on Not Giving Up

Tomorrow is the first day of spring.  What a relief!  This wasn't the easiest winter to live through.  Slow down for a minute to take this moment in.  Here's a poem to set the tone for the change in seasons.  Instructions on Not Giving Up Ada Limón -1976- More than...

Learn how conservation impacts our biggest challenges

Learn how conservation impacts our biggest challenges

Last December, almost 80 people tuned in for our earthLINES Online Chat with authors Laura Paskus and Bill deBuys about climate change in the southwest.  We've scheduled another earthLINES Online Chat for Wednesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm, and I hope you will join us! ...

842 More Acres Preserved in the Galisteo Basin!

842 More Acres Preserved in the Galisteo Basin!

I don't know about you, but I was pretty happy to make it through 2020, and I guess I expected 2021 to be better, just by virtue of it not being 2020 anymore!  But as you've probably noticed, it isn't much better, not yet, anyway.  Maybe it was something psychological...

Volunteer Work on Dorothy Stewart Trail and Atalaya Trail, Fall 2020

Volunteer Work on Dorothy Stewart Trail and Atalaya Trail, Fall 2020

In September and October, we turned our attention to the City's Dorothy Stewart Trail and Santa Fe National Forest's Atalaya Trail, for which we recently renewed our adoption.  Although we hadn't worked on either for several years, these trails were in relatively good...

Trail Work on the La Tierra Chili Line, Fall 2020

Trail Work on the La Tierra Chili Line, Fall 2020

Thanks to volunteers from Journey Montessori School and a representative of Santa Fe Fat Tire Society, we got a jump on protecting the old rail bed and preparing it for the La Tierra Chili Line Trail in September and October. Activities included putting up temporary...

E-News – Enjoy our soon to be Chilly Trails

E-News – Enjoy our soon to be Chilly Trails

Well, it looks like this weekend the growing season will come to a close and maybe, just maybe, we'll get some precipitation.  I have to admit that I have been enjoying this part of climate change, which resulted in a longer, warmer Fall where my garden could flourish...

E-News – Keeping Hope (and Our Trails) Alive

E-News – Keeping Hope (and Our Trails) Alive

Six months into the pandemic, and here we are at Fall.  I don't know about you, but I need some down time!  Yet everything is up right now.  The virus has made its way to the White House, the days are growing shorter.  The election is nearing.  And I will be voting in...

La Tierra Chili Line Trail

La Tierra Chili Line Trail

The La Tierra Chili Line Trail is finally happening!  We have received clearance from the City's Archaeological Review Committee to develop a 1/4-mile rail-to-trail on the historic "Denver & Rio Grande Railroad" railbed in La Tierra Trails, along with a 1/8-mile...

E-News – Birds, Biodiversity & Big Ideas

E-News – Birds, Biodiversity & Big Ideas

These are such disturbing times, made even worse lately by the news that there is a huge die-off of birds happening throughout New Mexico and portions of Colorado.  Scientists aren't sure at this point what's causing it, except to say that the birds they have examined...

Volunteer Work on Sun Mountain Trail

Volunteer Work on Sun Mountain Trail

Volunteers returned to Sun Mountain Trail for the first time in nearly three years on Sept. 16, 2020.  Once again we focused on "fall-line" sections of the lower part of the trail - de-berming, clearing out drainage areas that we had worked on before, and picking a...