The Wilderness Society worked for years to protect the Rio Grande del Norte in northern New Mexico. This awe-inspiring gem is best known for the Rio Grande Gorge and Ute Mountain, which rises 10,093 feet. On March 25, 2013, President Obama declared this a national monument, thus ensuring it will remain in its natural state for generations to come.
Rio Grande del Norte is a stunning New Mexico wildland with scenic vistas, natural landmarks and waters that sustain animals and surrounding communities.
At Wilderness, we are working with New Mexico residents, local community and conservation groups and political figures to designate Rio Grande del Norte as a National Conservation Area.
We're worked in partnership with local and traditional communities to protect Rio Grande del Norte, part of their natural heritage.
Check out this episode of "This American Land" featuring Rio Grande del Norte:
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
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- Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Updated figures from the Bureau of Land Management show that there are still millions of acres of public land leased by the oil and gas industry that are going unused and yet production levels on public lands incre
- Tuesday, November 18, 2014
- Friday, October 31, 2014
A drive near places like Rifle, CO can give you a glimpse at energy development’s impact first hand—with roads crisscrossing the terrain and very few sightings of the once abundant wildlife that called the area home.