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.
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.
Hear artists, activists and adventurers share what the ownership and legacy of these American wildlands means to them.
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Collaboration at a Crossroads:
The future of community-based collaboration around National Forest System Lands in Montana
The facts behind hydraulic fracturing, and what it means for our wild lands.
As Alaskans celebrate the past 50 years of designated wilderness and look forward to the next 50 years, they can do so knowing that the wilderness is one of Alaska's greatest natural resources.