President of the Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce, Merl Witt, discussed the community support for permanent protection of Rio Grande Del Norte.
From The Taos News:
“The community supports this measure because we recognize the need to preserve some of our land to be able to continue our traditions and way of life here.
Safeguarding 236,000 acres in Taos and Rio Arriba counties as a conservation area, while allowing for grazing and the collection of firewood and piñón nuts to continue, benefits all concerned.
We support the bill because it is good for businesses that are a fit with the environment and the lifestyles of the region.”