PNM Donation Boosts Popular Preservation Project
PNM has donated $10,000 to The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico to support ongoing work at the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve.
Albuquerque, NM | July 18, 2011
PNM has donated $10,000 to The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico to support ongoing work at the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve including a forest management plan that will create a healthier forest and protect the municipal water supply.
“We’re grateful to PNM for their tremendous support,” says Jackie Hall, the Conservancy’s Director of Philanthropy in New Mexico. “The donation helps us protect our landscapes and waterways that mean so much to us.”
In 2002, PNM launched the Santa Fe Canyon preserve project with a 188-acre land donation. Years of restoration and conservation have turned what was historically once a hub for the city’s hydroelectric production into an oasis with wildflowers, willows, deer, bear and beaver. “The donation will help us protect the preserve for wildlife and habitat as well as for outdoor enthusiasts,” adds Hall.
PNM values the Conservancy. “We believe in the work The Nature Conservancy does throughout our state,” says Diane Harrison Ogawa, director of Community Relations and Stakeholder Engagement. “Their science-based conservation work provides solutions that benefit all of us. We’re proud to partner with such an amazing organization.”
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.