Alexa Schirtzinger from the Sante Fe Reporter, talks about how it’s people that make the Rio Grande Del Norte such an important part of our community.
A new book takes a person-centric approach to Rio Grande conservation
Taylor Streit, a longtime fly-fishing guide in northern New Mexico, calls the Rio Grande del Norte “my favorite place in the world. It’s as wild and free as it gets!”
Nature-lovers are familiar with the classic, conservationist coffee-table book: Usually, it’s full of Aldo Leopold quotes and scenic, if sometimes static, photos of mountains and rivers and meadows full of [insert endangered mammal here].
Rio Grande del Norte: One Hundred New Mexicans Speak for a Legacy has some of those images, but they’re not the focus. Instead, this tome examines the people who both drive and justify conservation efforts, specifically on the northern Rio Grande.