How do you restore an entire forest, or mountain, or watershed? Landscape planner Jan-Willem Jansens has been doing it for decades, and the key is…collaboration.
Lorenzo Dominguez and his family left the lucrative but stressful world of New York business in order to get more connected to land, people, and food. Two years in, their New Mexico farm is already a center for production and learning.
Many entities, public and private, are working to help agrarians whose livelihoods are disrupted. But what do they do, how do they coordinate…and what are the sticky points?
New Mexico Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez is working not only to help the people and businesses affected by fires and floods, but also to build back land that is more resilient. All of which is easier said than done.
Wildfires across the West are burning out of control and causing catastrophic losses to landscapes and communities. How did we get here, and how can we better manage fire in the future? Lesli Allison walks us through the complexities and dangers––and the critical importance of land management.
Many of our “essential workers” pay into the unemployment system but get nothing back when they’re unemployed—because of their immigration status. We talk to organizer Marcela Diaz about the challenges—and opportunities—of the global pandemic.
How do you improve county infrastructures and systems so that they serve 100% of the people–especially during times of crisis? We talk to authors-activists Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney and Dominic Cappello about places in New Mexico that are working out exactly this question.
Most New Mexicans have little or no savings when they retire, and Social Security won’t be enough to cover even the basics. Think New Mexico’s Fred Nathan talks about some straightforward proposals that would change that.
…those are just some of the stories of Jack Loeffler‘s fascinating memoir, Headed into the Wind — a tale of explorations in consciousness from nature and indigenous mind to music and the counterculture.
The fossil fuel boom comes with costs–high housing prices, inadequate infrastructure, workers in “man camps,” and environmental issues. Santa Fe New Mexican reporter Jens Erik Gould reports