Columbine Hondo

Columbine Hondo in northern New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains is an important wildlife habitat, a recreation haven and a source of clean drinking water.

Columbine Hondo is a wilderness study area nestled deep within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico. Its nearly 45,000 acres of mountains provide habitat for wildlife and a place for recreation. Columbine Hondo also is home to headwaters that supply clean water to the cities of Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces.

Why Columbine Hondo

Hikers, hunters, anglers and wildlife lovers treasure Columbine Hondo. The area preserves many natural wonders in addition to cultural and historical traditions such as horseback riding. It also is an important wildlife habitat and supplies clean drinking water to downstream cities and villages.

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  • Michael Reinemer
    The Wilderness Society today praised Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) for introducing important legislation that would conserve more than 58,000 acres of public lands in Colorado’s Eagle and Summit Counties including approximately 40,000 acres of wilderness and more than 18,000 acres as special management areas.  
     
  • Michael Reinemer
    To mark the 50th year since the signing of the Wilderness Act in 1964, the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment and The Wilderness Society will host a conference on September 4 and 5 at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder. “Celebrating the Great Law: The Wilderness Act at 50” will feature prominent authors, professors, historians, activists and Colorado’s poet laureate.  
     
  • cate tanenbaum

    Wilderness Society applauds House for moving beyond ‘gridlock’ but says new amendments lead legislation astray

    The Wilderness Society today praised the House Natural Resources Comamittee for advancing Wilderness designations for Washington state and Nevada but worries House legislation departs too significantly from more locally supported counterpart bills in the Senate.