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Tree Talk: The Christmas tree

The Christmas tree offers an undeniable contribution to our celebration of the Christmas holiday. The familiar symbolism of a Nativity scene is accompanied by colorfully adorned evergreen trees to create an unmistakable feeling for us that says, … more

Meet the bighorn sheep of the Río Grande Gorge

The sun was still a ways below the eastern horizon when a small gathering of people — mostly scientists and game warden types — gathered at the snowy, silent edge of the Río Grande Gorge. Day began to break. Definition returned to the landscape … more

One more 'Christmas Bird Count' left for the season

Last weekend was the start to three “Christmas Bird Count” events in the Taos County area. Local bird-watchers are invited to participate in the counts, and the counts are open to birders of all skill levels. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is … more

Hopewell Lake provides historic setting for late fall hiking in Taos

Hillsides of bare aspen trees, with their alabaster trunks and rocky cliffs shining silent in the sun, mark the coming of late fall to Taos. With many sunny days ahead, this is a good time to visit the forest. Hopewell Lake Trail is located about … more

Forest ecosystems and fire (part II)

Have we forever lost our forests to intense mega wildfires like the Las Conchas? Nature works on a different time frame than humans. “Forever” in nature is a really long time, like thousands or even millions of years. Our northeastern forests … more

Chaco Canyon: Reckoning with water through time

Solitary is one of the few good ways to describe Chaco in November. Two years ago, I made my first trip to Chaco Culture National Historical Park. It was autumn then, too, and just as empty then as it was during a recent visit, when the … more

Residents have one more chance to vote on trails plan

Taos-area residents will have another chance to weigh in on regional trail and conservation plans for the area next week. The Taos Land Trust and the Trust for Public Land are hosting the last in a series of meetings to gather community input on … more

Three Taos-area prescribed pile burns to begin

The Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest is embarking on three Taos-area prescribed pile burns.  Officials said they plan to take advantage of favorable fall weather conditions to conduct the burns.   "These pile burns … more

While there’s still time for fall hiking, Valle Vidal beckons

The Valle Vidal, or “valley of life,” is an expansive, rolling area of wide meadows, hillsides and rocky cliffs surrounding creeks and canyons located northeast of Taos. In mid-October, the aspen leaves are still turning, giving the area a … more

I saw the sign(s): Sign maintenance a safety, access issue for forest visitors

If you have ever been out on a trail in the wilderness and thought — “this would be a good place for a trail sign” — you can now help make that happen. This summer, community volunteers joined members of the Carson National Forest (CNF) … more
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