Santa Fe National Forest Management Plan Safeguards Wildlife, Lands, and Communities

SANTA FE, N.M. – The revised management plan for the Santa Fe National Forest, which will take effect at the end of August, will help protect wildlife and make nearby communities more resilient to impacts from climate change. 

“This revised management plan was developed after years of consultation and collaboration with Tribal and community leaders, ranchers, hunters, anglers, conservationists and state agencies. It will protect wildlife, foster landscape-scale conservation, mitigate risks of wildfire and ensure that traditional uses are respected,” said Andrew Black, public lands field director at the National Wildlife Federation. “The plan also recognizes the Caja del Rio as an important ecological, historical, and cultural resource. We hope this recognition will spur broader, permanent protections for this sacred area against the threats of mining, vandalism, poaching, and illegal shooting.”



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