Conservation Heroes: The Gonzales’

Conservation Heroes: The Gonzales’

Ernest Gonzales adored the section of the Rio Grande that passes through what used to be his 46-acre piece of property in Socorro County, New Mexico.  Located on the east side of the Rio Grande floodplain just outside of San Antonio, New Mexico, this land provided him...
Remembering 20 years of Conservation

Remembering 20 years of Conservation

During NM Governor Bill Richardson’s first term in office, I was director of policy and issues, and I dealt with matters concerning water. During that time, Cecilia Rosacker and several colleagues approached the Governor’s office about the possibility of obtaining...
Creating a String of Pearls

Creating a String of Pearls

Conservation easements, land trusts, restoration projects—these tools of land and natural resource protection can seem a bit abstract and complex. However, once you meet the people behind them, the value of these tools paired with the passion and amazing synergy among...