The Wilderness Society today applauded New Mexico Sens.
The 112th was the first Congress since World War II (1941-1942 - 70 years ago) to not protect a single new acre of public land as a Park, National Monument, or Wilderness Area.
On Jan. 11, 1908, Roosevelt had the foresight to designate the Grand Canyon National Monument. Years later, the unit became Grand Canyon National Park.
The Wilderness Society today applauded Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and President Obama for holding a public hearing on the permanent protection of Rio Grande del Norte in northern New Mexico.
On Saturday, December 15, 2012, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited New Mexico to listen to the local community that wants to protect Rio Grande del Norte.
Chimney Rock National Monument is nestled in the heart of the San Juan National Forest.