About the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
Stewarded by Friends of Rio Grande del Norte, Conejos County Clean Water
Río Grande del Norte National Monument was established on March 25, 2013 by Presidential Proclamation. The new monument includes approximately 242,500 acres comprised of rugged, wide open plains, volcanic cones, and steep canyons with rivers tucked away in their depths. The Rio Grande carves an 800 foot deep gorge through high plains at an elevation of about 7,000 feet. Among the volcanic cones dotting the plains, Ute Mountain is the highest, reaching to 10,093 feet. Lying between the San Juan Mountains and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this area is also an important area for wintering animals, and provides a corridor by which wildlife move between the two mountain ranges.
From the blog
The staff and board of the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) is pleased to announce that CLF is one of 152 organizations selected worldwide and one of three in the U.S. to receive a 2016 RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant – recognizing CLF’s and the National Conservation Lands role in providing … read more
The Conservation Lands Foundation extends our thanks and congratulations to Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), who secured final Senate passage of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act yesterday. The legislation, which he introduced with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, also permanently reauthorizes the Land and … read more
A spike camp, trucks and tools, and at least 16 pairs of work boots are hitting the ground this week in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument—when the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps begins a 12-day native plant restoration project along the Rio Grande corridor and campgrounds in the monument’s Orilla … read more