The crisis signs could not be clearer: fires, floods, droughts, pandemic, species extinction … Earth is screaming with all its might. We need to listen and act.
Well said, and something that needs to be driven home to NM Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, who have spearheaded recent actions to set aside huge protected areas in Dona Ana County and Northern NM and ignored the concerns of "those who have lived close and long" upon the land and who have passed legislation specifically designed to outlaw customary land use. They are forcing this "outdated conservation approach" of "fortress conservation" upon us with a vengeance. And they have done so to increase the profits of the outdoor industry companies and the corporate-like environmental lobby. This "darker side of conservation" is being foisted on New Mexico on an almost daily basis, and it is nice to see two members of the environmental community bring this to light.