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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  • A letter to Members of the House of Representatives urging them to oppose HR 4899, a bill that would undermine important wildland protections and force drilling in pristine areas of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

  • Every year, a coalition of conservation and environmental groups produce a report to help Congress as it debates the federal budget for the year. This report, has typically been to referred to as the "Green Budget." This year, it is titled "Green Investments," and it illustrates the importance of reinvesting in conservation and natural resources programs for Fiscal Year 2015 by looking at some of the effects of recent budget cuts. 

  • The Honorable Doc Hastings, Chairman
    U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
    1324 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
     
    The Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member
    U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
    1324 Longworth House Building
    Washington, DC 20515
     
    Dear Chairman Hastings, Ranking Member DeFazio and Members of the Committee: