Friday, June 1, 2018

NM senators honored for conservation efforts - Full Article

By Rick Nathanson / Journal Staff Writer
Published: Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 6:13pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico recalled a daylong horseback ride into the Sabinoso Wilderness last year with U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that ultimately got Zinke to retreat from his marching orders to shrink national wilderness and monument acreage.

In fact, after the horseback tour, Zinke approved the donation of an additional 4,100 acres into the wilderness area, which created the public access acreage necessary to make the Sabinoso available for outdoor recreation...

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