We are finishing up a year-long master planning process for the 20-acre Rio Fernando Park in the center of Taos and invites all community members to see the final draft design plan on August 18. Taos artists will be on hand to help build giant, fun landscape art nests! Kid
What’s the buzz on bees? They’re anything but boring! When most people think of bees they picture fluffy, black and yellow insects making honey, but there’s more to pollinators than just honeybees. Native bees make up the vast majority of bees, with 4,000 species in the US and Canada alone.
Creating and protecting wildlife habitat is an important aspect of conservation. On the Rio Fernando Park property, we have many different animals that rely on the diverse habitat provided by the river, trees, and old farm land. To better protect these habitats, we need to know what animals are present
Do you want to help the Taos Land Trust by spending time outside on some astoundingly beautiful properties? Do you want to go places ordinarily not accessible to the public and meet some true conservation heroes? Then volunteer to become a conservation easement monitor and help us preserve some of
Earlier in June, Taos Land Trust staff attended an Equity Diversity and Inclusion in Conservation Training in Albuquerque. The training was put on by the Center for Diversity and the Environment (CDE), a non-profit whose vision is “a healthy, flourishing planet and society that sustainably and equitably meets the needs
After a year of public meets, individual outreach and a load of hard work from our team we are finally ready to reveal some of the master planning options for Rio Fernando Park. SO COME CHECK THEM OUT! We are zeroing in on a final master plan – but we
A guest post from our amiga Meg Scherch Peterson. Birding in Taos, New Mexico is growing. For birders, the lure of viewing the amazing avian wildlife along the Rio Fernando in Taos, New Mexico has always been irresistible. During seasonal bird counts, we would sometimes hop the fence separating Fred
We started the morning with Vincente and Joe Fernandez, brothers and Mayordomo and Commissioner of the Acequia del Sur del Cañon here in Taos. This particular acequia claims a “priority date” of 1796 and currently has about 300 parciantes – or partners that share the water. “We survive as a community.
The call went out in April and May for the Taos Land Trust to gather 16 young adults, ages 16-25, to help with summer work projects through the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program at Rio Fernando park. The YCC program is designed to hire New Mexico youth through a specific
This past Monday the 14th of May, Taos Land Trust coordinated a Walkability Workshop with the UNM Prevention Research Center and Strong at Heart at the PASEO Hub on Civic Plaza Drive. The purpose of the workshop was to examine six sites around the downtown core for bike and walkability