Did you know that the average American child spends just 4 – 7 minutes a day playing outdoors? It’s true. Even in places like Taos, kids are spending much of their time inside. The average American child spends just four to seven minutes a day playing outdoors and up to
The Town of Taos and NM DOT are asking for community input! Paseo del Pueblo Sur from La Posta to Cid’s and then back down Camino de la Placita is being redesigned, and three options have been created. Please take a minute and review this PowerPoint presentation that covers the
In January of this year, I accepted a contract with the Taos Land Trust to develop a Trails and Parks Master Plan focusing on filling the gaps in our current trail network, connecting recreational hubs, and helping market our assets for economic development.
Someday doesn’t count. That’s the bottom line with Taos County. If you own land currently under the agricultural label, your fields must be in production. That means corner-to-corner, end-to-end. A couple of beehives in the back of your 2-acre lot won’t cut it. Nor do horses, which are considered pets unless you have a breeder’s license.
American farmers are growing older. Their land? It switches hands more and more with a mix of development and corporate prowess. But a growing number of millennials — those 20-somethings and 30-somethings just launching into a vastly changing world with new realities — are doing what they can to get into the fields. Here in Taos, we’ve got plenty of young folks anxious to work on the land. This is the first of a series that shares their stories.
Aldo Leopold spent some time in Taos County, in the Tres Piedras area of Carson National Forest. He was the one who penned that iconic conservationist motto, “Think like a mountain.” But some folks in Taos County and across New Mexico are giving people a new challenge — think like a watershed. Specifically, think like the Río Grande watershed and all the lands, rivers, streams, and acequias that exist together to make up one of the most important river ecosystems in the world.
A group of farmers and ranchers is working to connect people of all ages to Northern New Mexico lands by offering “agritourism” experiences.