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.
New Mexico Recreation & Environment
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.