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Wolves, beavers and the land ethic are the areas of interest for this year's participants in the Aldo and Estella Leopold Residency Program, which is now in its fifth year.The residents will spend a month in late … more
More than three dozen hikers, runners, mountain bikers and horseback riders turned out Saturday (June 3) to give some trails along the Rio Grande Gorge a little maintenance love in the hot sun. The … more
During crucial watering days recently, parciantes who use the Acequia Jarosa in Ranchos de Taos were shocked to see that water had not made it into their entry headgate to the more than 80 acres irrigated … more
The Hondito Fire, a lightning strike-started wildfire 4 miles southwest of Tres Piedras, is being monitored by the U.S. Forest Service. It is not expected to grow much larger than its current size of … more
Each spring, the streets of Northern New Mexico towns, including Taos, are littered with yellow pods, kicking up into the wind like a dense snow. They collect in gutters by the thousands, pool in stairwells, cling to … more
The Río Chama is flowing higher than normal and forest supervisors are urging rafters and other outdoor enthusiasts to use "extreme caution" when venturing near or in the river.The runoff feeding the volume and speed of the Río Chama is … more
After 10 years as the public face for the Carson National Forest, Kathy DeLucas is retiring as the forest's public information officer.DeLucas' career in professional communications started with a … more
Early Monday (May 22) morning, a crew climbed out of a green U.S. Forest Service fire truck at “Drop Point One,” a bend in the highway and the middle of a 7,000-acre wildfire near … more
Updated May 22 at 6 p.m. Heavy smoke continues to build around Taos County as Carson National Forest crews control – and strategically expand – a wildfire that was discovered Thursday (May 18) after lightning struck a section of ponderosa pine forest 4 miles southwest of Tres Piedras. … more
Despite recent rains and snow, wildfire is just a lightning strike or escaped campfire away.A lightning-caused fire near Hondito Canyon on the Tres Piedras Ranger District was reported Monday (May 15). The fire is located 4 miles southwest of the … more
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