On March 25th, President Obama designated the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument!
Now a part of our National Conservation Lands, the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument was established as a result of input from the local community, sportsmen, ranchers, small business owners and people across northern New Mexico.
The national monument will protect the heritage of our region’s diverse Hispanic and Native American communities, protect wildlife habitat prized by hunters and anglers and boost economic vitality in Northern New Mexico.
“This American Land” recently aired a segment highlighting Rio Grande del Norte and the people working to protect this special place.
The Rio Grande del Norte is at the heart of one of the oldest continually habituated landscapes on the continent. This is an area that is not only stunning, it also has played a role in shaping the cultures for centuries and is an integral part of our community – and economy – today.
If these lands and waters were harmed, our community would be devastated. New Mexico would be severely impacted—economically, environmentally, spiritually. This is why so many of us are speaking out to protect these lands.