The Gila National Forest covers over 3 million acres across southwest New Mexico, with elevation changes between 5,000 feet above sea level, to nearly 11,000 feet. At Western New Mexico University in Silver City, the Natural Sciences Department has collected over 13,000 plant specimens, and over 10,000 animal specimens in order to document the unique biodiversity within and around the Gila. This enables researchers to be able to track the effects of drought, pollution, and ultimately, climate change.
Interior bans drilling around New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon to protect sacred, historic sites
21 Views Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced on June 2 that her agency is withdrawing public lands within 10 miles of Chaco Culture National Historical Park from