Stories from New Mexico

New Mexico has some of the wildest public lands left in the west. For many local residents, these lands are part of their heritage and reflect a living history of their community.

Discover New Mexico’s wildlands through the eyes of its residents and get a first-hand look at this wild and beautiful state.

Arturo's Story

Arturo Sandoval, a New Mexico native, is using strong ties with wild places to better the world around him.

  • In the first of a three management plans to be released in 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado missed a great opportunity to protect some of Colorado's most treasured landscapes—including the Dolores River, lands surrounding Mesa Verde National Park and recreation hub

  • When school was out for the summer in the suburbs of Manhattan where I grew up, my mom packed our little Subaru hatchback with sleeping bags, a tent, a cooler filled with fruit and sandwich meat, hiking boots, rain gear, and three kids, and headed West.  Like generations before and since, w

  • The Forest Service recently released a plan that could protect much of Colorado’s Thompson Divide from new oil and gas leasing. For years, this spectacular area has been threatened by oil and gas development.