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Hunting needs wilderness areas to thrive

Santa Fe New Mexican
Max O. Trujillo II
Sat, 06/01/2013

I am a native New Mexican, and I have been fortunate enough to traverse over much of our state’s wilderness areas while hunting, fishing and hiking. I have also hunted, fished and hiked on state trust land, Bureau of Land Management land, park service land and national forest land.

My Turn: Columbine Hondo Deserves Lasting Protection

The Taos News
Chris Ellis
Tue, 05/28/2013

Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Congressman Ben Ray Luján deserve much credit for their commitment to protecting one of the last natural places in the “Land of Enchantment.”
Their reintroduction of a bill to protect the Columbine Hondo as wilderness will help ensure that this amazing place — along with the elk, mountain lion, bear, pine marten and Rio Grande cutthroat trout it is home to — will stay just as it is for future generations to enjoy.

Protect Columbine Hondo Wilderness

Veterans Support Columbine Hondo
Albuquerque Journal North
Chuck Howe
Sun, 05/26/2013

As the president of the National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center in Angel Fire, I commend Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich along with Congressman Ben Ray Lujan for introducing legislation to permanently protect the Columbine Hondo as a wilderness area.

Congress: Preserve Columbine-Hondo as a wilderness forever

The Taos News
The Taos News
Thu, 05/02/2013

Less than a month after the Río Grande del Norte was made a national monument, our congressional delegation requested full protection for another wilderness area.
Bills were filed, appropriately around Earth Day, in the U.S. Senate and House to make the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Area a reality.

Columbine Hondo Worth Preserving

Aluquerque Jounal
Mayor Linda Calhoun
Wed, 05/01/2013

It is fitting that Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich along with Congressman Ben Ray Lujan chose the week we celebrate Earth Day to introduce legislation to permanently protect the pristine Columbine-Hondo area as wilderness.

Earth Day bill filed for Taos County's Columbine-Hondo

The Taos News
Matthew van Buren
Thu, 04/25/2013

Wilderness advocates had significant reason to celebrate this Earth Day (April 22), as another attempt to give the Columbine-Hondo full wilderness designation was

IMBA Supports Reintroduced Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act in New Mexico

International Mountain Biking Association
Thu, 04/25/2013

For Immediate Release 4-24-2013
Contact Mark Eller
IMBA Communications Director
303-545-9011 ext. 115

Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act reintroduced for Taos County

The Taos News
Matthew van Buren
Tue, 04/23/2013

New Mexico's Congressional Delegation has reintroduced legislation to designate the 45,000-acre Columbine-Hondo area as a wilderness.

My turn: Get outside and learn!

The Taos News
Mark Barela
Tue, 04/23/2013

Teachers across the country are marking National Environmental Education Week, April 14-20, hoping to boost the knowledge of K-12 students about nature and the importance of stewardship. Here at Vista Grande High School in Taos, that is something we practice year-round.

NM delegation reintroduces wilderness bill

San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
Tue, 04/23/2013

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico's congressional delegations are trying again to designate the 45,000-acre Columbine-Hondo area in Taos County as wilderness.

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