Friday, March 22, 2013

Rio Grande del Norte Monument

This is a great piece about the area of Northern New Mexico where the Rio Grande flows.  While I never spent much time on the west side of the Sangre de Christos growing up, it was just over the mountains.  While living in Los Alamos, I grew to love and hate the fickle Rio.  It was where I learned that nothing in fishing comes easy and that no matter how good you think you are, the river always calls the shots. It is a humbling river.

Today, the Rio Grande was designated as a National Monument.  This protects it from over development and for future generations to enjoy, just as we have.  Click here for a better overview of the new designation of the river.

This is great news as it was a community driven process.  Lets hope that there will be more designations of rivers who need it.

Rio Grande with Ute Mountain-Adriel Heisey

1 comment:

  1. One of the most stunningly beautiful parts of New Mexico. This is an occasion to celebrate. Now about Los Alamos...