Conservation milestone

Celebrate two conservation milestones that help protect New Mexico natural and cultural resources.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trail System Acts. The federal laws protect special rivers including the Rio Grande, Chama, and Pecos rivers as well as historic, scenic, and recreational trails, according to Bjorn Fredrickson, Wild and Scenic River Program Manager for the USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region.

The celebration starts tonight with a reception with refreshments and a panel discussion titled “Why New Mexico’s public lands, rivers, and trails matter” at Keller Hall on the University of New Mexico campus.

The festivities continue Saturday with a welcoming dance performance by the Lightning Boy Foundation at 10 a.m. Mariachi Albuquerque will perform from noon to 2 p.m.

“There will be a speaker series running the rest of the day,” Fredrickson said. “It is family-friendly. You will find a concentration on Native lands on teaching people with an interest in the environment about a variety of topics. (There will be) conservation and recreation opportunities, bird-watching walks, river hikes in the bosque to fly-fishing and bass-casting clinics.”

A number of family-friendly recreation opportunities, including a river float down the Rio Grande, games and conservation education activities will be part of the celebration, and discussions on “Social and Economic Benefits of Trails,” “Managing Rivers Under Climate Change,” and more will be part of the event. A speaker series on trails and rivers will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

“Closing out the evening will be a reception and a panel discussion in celebration of these two conservation milestone legislation passed,” Fredrickson said. “(The panel also will focus on) looking forward and into the future emphasizing how public land management works together to ensure growing inclusivity to public lands in New Mexico succeeding and serving all people in the United States Public Land system.”

Share Your Story

Nativo Sponsored Content

Ad Tango


"

taboola desktop

MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS

1
Second act: Cory Murchy finds joy working with las ...
Arts
It's 4 a.m. on a weekday.Cory ... It's 4 a.m. on a weekday.Cory Murchy wakes up hours before most to get his day started ...
2
Actress jumped at the chance to star with Clint ...
Blogs
Fernanda Urrejola jumped at the opportunity ... Fernanda Urrejola jumped at the opportunity to work on "Cry Macho."Not only did the st ...
3
Major ABQ road's name has ties to WWII
Arts
One of the most satisfying parts ... One of the most satisfying parts of writing this column is hearing from the readers, e ...
4
New Mexico gives 'Cry Macho' a different feel
ABQnews Seeker
'Cry Macho' was one of the ... 'Cry Macho' was one of the first productions to film in New Mexico when the film industry got the green light last fall. The ...
5
20th century heavyweight: Ken Burns documentary looks into life ...
Boxing/MMA
Ken Burns is one who stays ... Ken Burns is one who stays busy.During the pandemic, the acclaimed filmmaker was worki ...
6
UNM Art Museum exhibit showcases the works of Transcendentalist ...
Arts
Raymond Jonson spun visual harmony from ... Raymond Jonson spun visual harmony from instinct and intuition.His eyebrows dancing li ...
7
Heavenly hummus: Alquds Mediterranean Grill sets itself apart
Dining Reviews
Hummus is going through an identity ... Hummus is going through an identity crisis. Supermarket shelves are crowded with bastardized forms o ...
8
Virtual vision: Albuquerque Film + Music Experience goes online ...
Entertainment
Sixty-six films.Eleven center stage conversations. ... Sixty-six films.Eleven center stage conversations. ...
9
COVID-19 safety stars in NM films
ABQnews Seeker
Strict virus protocols are credited with ... Strict virus protocols are credited with helping in reboot of industry