The benefits of releasing captive-bred Mexican wolves into the wild include support of wolf reintroduction efforts in the Southwest and ecosystem balance, groups say.
Hiking may not receive top billing in Santa Fe, but not far from town in the Santa Fe National Forest, several trails await the hiker.
The latest wolf casualty added to a growing number of declining wolves in New Mexico. In addition to the 11 wolves shot by government agents since 2003, 20 have died due to accidents in the agency’s recapture program, said CBD.
While this area doesn’t contain the deepest part of the Rio Grande River Gorge, easy access and the relative solitude found here make the Cebolla Mesa trail a rewarding experience.
The purchase preserves permanent public access via County Road 42 to Petroglyph Hill, an important archaeological site on an adjacent 780-acre parcel purchased last year.
Columbian mammoths ranged over much of what is now the southern United States and Mexico up until the end of the last Ice Age, when they became extinct.
For the mountain biker willing to scratch beneath the veneer in Red River, miles of vast, uncrowded trails are here to explore.
Roswell, New Mexico is a place where UFOs are casually accepted like any other community might take for granted the ice cream truck that cruises down the street in the summer.
The blast turned a 500-yard diameter circle of desert into a quarter-inch-thick plate of radioactive crystal the color of most 1970s major appliances.
Hiking trails of about a mile take you around the top and into the caldera and a trail follows the rim of the volcano.