The Rio Chama between El Vado and Heron reservoirs delivers water to downstream users and provides outdoor recreation opportunities and habitat for fish and wildlife.
Chama River The Rio Chama between El Vado and Heron reservoirs delivers water to downstream users and provides outdoor recreation opportunities and habitat for fish and wildlife. © Christi Bode

Stories in New Mexico

40th Anniversary

Thanks to you, we have accomplished so much over the past 40 years. Celebrate with us and find out what we're doing next.

State Director, New Mexico
Terry Sullivan State Director, New Mexico © Alan Eckert Photography

From the Director

We are celebrating the 40th anniversary of our New Mexico Chapter. Looking back over our conservation accomplishments of the past four decades, it is gratifying to see that our program has shown both a tremendous continuity of purpose and the ability to strategically innovate.

Our chapter has had a profound, tangible and lasting impact both in and beyond New Mexico through a number of successful, collaborative and innovative projects, such as:

  • Acquiring the 220,000-acre Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge
  • Purchasing the 320,000-acre Gray Ranch (now Diamond A Ranch)
  • Protecting the 50,000-acre Rancho El Uno in Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Managing tens of thousands of acres and five miles of river at the Gila Riparian Preserve
  • Leading the Rio Grande Water Fund, a collaborative project that will impact 600,000 acres of forest in northern New Mexico
  • Launching the Albuquerque Urban Conservation Program, where we are engaging and inspiring youth and planting trees to keep neighborhoods cool and reduce air pollution

We are grateful to you for making this conservation work possible. None of our successes would be possible without your generous ongoing support.

Read more about our history and successes in New Mexico in our 2018 Year in Review.

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LET’S CELEBRATE!

We’re excited to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary with events scheduled throughout the year. Keep an eye on our official events page for more details, but preliminary events include:

  • Summer Concert Series at the Santa Fe Railyard
  • Hikes at the Gila Riparian Preserve
  • Tours at Santa Fe Canyon Preserve
  • Celebration in Albuquerque