With so many Earth Day events and celebrations cancelled this year due to COVID-19, including our own speaker event that was supposed to be held this evening, we are especially grateful for our uniquely beautiful landscapes here in New Mexico, and the sense of freedom and well-being our connection and access to the outdoors and nature can inspire, particularly during times like these. We are fortunate in New Mexico to be so close to the land, with scenic open space stretching out in most directions under big blue skies . . .
The New Mexico Land Conservancy is dedicated to conserving land throughout the state, the benefits of which go far beyond spectacular scenery.
Our land supports water quality and quantity (critical to New Mexico’s future); preserves productive farms and ranches as a way of life to feed our local communities; provides habitat and migratory corridors for wildlife; helps mitigate air pollution and sequester carbon; and provides opportunities for recreation, escape and solace, particularly during these challenging times!
So, this Earth Day, since we can’t be with you in person, we thought we’d share some success stories recently published in our 2019 Annual Report. From the Lesser Prairie Chicken conservation bank . . . to the White Sands Missile Range buffer zone, NMLC is committed to diverse, creative approaches to real and measurable results where it counts: on the land!
Today, we want to take time to thank all our landowners and supporters who make our work possible and who recognize how important land conservation is to us all.
Happy Earth Day, everyone!
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