About Friends of Rio Grande del Norte

The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is at the heart of one of the oldest continually habituated landscapes on the continent. This is an area that is not only stunning, it also has played a role in shaping the cultures for centuries and is an integral part of our community – and economy – today.

Friends of Rio Grande del Norte believes that if these lands and waters were harmed, New Mexico would be severely impacted—-economically, environmentally and spiritually. This is why they are speaking out to protect these lands.

For more information check out their website.

From the blog

  • 10.27.16

    Down by the Río: veterans, young people join forces for the Río Grande del Norte National Monument

    Young military veterans, volunteers and staff with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently welcomed 37 high school students to the Río Grande del Norte National Monument to collaborate on a unique stewardship project and field trip. Together they planted approximately 30 cottonwood trees and more than 500 milkweeds plants … read more

  • 08.7.16

    Ancestral Lands Program Season Celebration

    Nothing beats a mid-summer celebration—especially when it involves homemade food, a gathering of friends, and recognition for great work in the community and far beyond. The Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps—a program of Conservation Legacy and Southwest Conservation Corps that provides job training, employment and conservation exposure for Native American youth, primarily from the southwest—held just … read more

  • 07.22.16

    Celebrating Latino Conservation Week

    2016 marks the third annual Latino Conservation Week, an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) to harness the Latino community’s passion for the outdoors and spotlight its role in conservation.  It started with just 17 partners and 17 events.  Now, there are over 100 partners and events that are engaging Latino … read more

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