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What would locals like others know about New Mexico? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random format:
Human footprints thought to be oldest in North America discovered
New Mexico announces more ‘record-breaking’ tourism (2016)
New Mexico’s Newest Monument
Unlocking the Mystery of the Chile Pepper on a Burrito Tour of New Mexico
Native American Petroglyphs in the Rio Grande Gorge
Presidential Proclamation — Río Grande del Norte National Monument (2013)
The Clovis Point and the Discovery of America’s First Culture
Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array
Wikipedia: The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array is a centimeter-wavelength radio astronomy observatory located in central New Mexico on the Plains of San Agustin, between the towns of Magdalena and Datil, ~50 miles west of Socorro.
Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)
Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future – NMPBS
Outdoor recreation is our way of life and an economic powerhouse. In our state, it directly supports 33,500 jobs and $1.2 billion in income, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. (For perspective, that’s more than the number of people working in farming and manufacturing.) For more data about this economy, as well as testimonials from the people driving it, check out the report we published in partnership with Headwaters Economics.
New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division announces new toolkit to support rural outdoor economies
The outdoor economy in New Mexico is a booming sector for the state and is currently producing $2.4 billion, according to the release.
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued enjoyment of New Mexico’s wildlands and Wilderness Areas.
Wikipedia: Datil is a census-designated place in Catron County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 54. Located at the intersection of U.S. Route 60 and New Mexico State Road 12, Datil is on the edge of the Cibola National Forest. The Very Large Array is also nearby. Rock climbers are attracted to Datil because it holds the Enchanted Tower, a climbing hotspot.
Cibola National Forest
Sunspot / National Solar Observatory
The Strange, Sad Case of Sunspot, the Empty Astronomy Town – Wired
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope
NSO Integrated Synoptic Program
Spotlight: Ah-shi-sle-pah Wilderness Study Area
The Ah-shi-sle-pah Wilderness Study Area is located in northwestern New Mexico and is a badland area of rolling water-carved clay hills. The area is rich in fossils and has little vegetation to conceal geological formations. The thin vegetation includes sagebrush, piñon-juniper, Great Basin scrubland, and grassland. It is a landscape of sandstone cap rocks and scenic olive-colored hills. Water in this area is scarce and there are no trails; however, the area is scenic and contains soft colors rarely seen elsewhere. – https://www.flickr.com/photos/mypubliclands/9504296994
Kasha-katuwe tent rocks national monument
indianpueblo.org – Facebook – @indianpueblo
Pueblo Etiquette – Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indigenous Wisdom curriculum
Carlsbad is the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico. Carlsbad is located in the Chihuahuan Desert on the Pecos River at an elevation of 3,295 feet. The city, with its tree-lined streets, numerous public parks and recreation areas, including the municipal beach and greenway along Lake Carlsbad; originated as an oasis – “The Pearl on the Pecos.” Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located eighteen miles southwest of the city, with Guadalupe Mountains National Park lying forty miles further southwest across the Texas border.
El Santuario de Chimayó is a Roman Catholic church in Chimayó, New Mexico, USA. This shrine, a National Historic Landmark, is famous for the story of its founding and as a contemporary pilgrimage site. Wikipedia
farmingtonnm.org – Facebook
daily-times.com – @TheDailyTimes
infoway.org – storytelling
Juniper Coffee Eatery – Facebook – Yelp
totahfestival.org – Facebook (September)
Lybrook (Badlands) Fossil Area
Malpais National Monument
The name El Malpais is from the Spanish term Malpaís, meaning badlands, due to the extremely barren and dramatic volcanic field that covers much of the park’s area.
nps.gov/elma – Facebook
Elsewhere on the Web
Center of Southwest Culture
New Mexico Indian Affairs
wrp.unm.edu – @UNMwater
New Mexico Historic Sites – YouTube
nmmainstreet.org – YouTube – @NMMainStreet
New Mexico Magazine – Facebook
Valles Caldera National Preserve
New Mexico Museum of Art
Rio Grande Phenology Trail
The Rio Grande Phenology Trail connects like-minded organizations through a shared community project. It encourages people to engage in active, outdoor education, and ask and answer local science, management, and climate questions.
Museum of New Mexico Press
Founded in 1951, the Museum of New Mexico Press – mnmpress.org – publishes finely designed and crafted books that reflect the collections of the Museum of New Mexico and explore the culture of the Southwest. Specializations include fine art and folk art, photography, Native Americana, the Hispanic Southwest, nature and gardening, and architecture and style.