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Do you know where the wild things are?

As I laced up my hiking shoes at my sister’s house in the East Bay area of California, my 5-year old niece came running up to me. “MK!” she exclaimed, her dark eyes sparkling and curly hair...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Community partnerships paramount for our public lands

’Tis the season where most of us take time for year-end reflection and are getting excited about the upcoming year. For me, this exercise reminds me of how grateful I am for this community and how...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

What Wilderness with a capital W means?

What do you think of when you hear the word “wilderness”? Take a minute. Do you think of solitude or camaraderie? Of adventure or relaxation? Of wide-open spaces or deep down and forested places?...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Early Hispano history and the Iglesia de San Antonio

By Ruth Lambert San Juan Mountains Association San Juan Mountains Association has begun a project to study the history of Hispano settlement along the San Juan River in Archuleta County and...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Announcing the Weminuche Wilderness Stewardship Fund

Those of you in the community who know me can easily understand that I would not be who I am without Wilderness. Wilderness – with a capital W – has allowed me days upon days of reinvigorating...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

We can all make positive contributions to our public lands

By David Taft San Juan Mountains Association There has always been a hunger to explore awe-inspiring landscapes and iconic settings in the American West. In the early days, these places were...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Kids need to know about caring for national treasures

This monthly column, “Stewards of the Land,” has been around for more than 10 years. That’s 10 years of information about where to go on your public lands, what to look for and how to do it...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Maintenance of trails, public lands a shared responsibility

We all know what is happening. For a while now, there has been a big push to get healthier by eating right, getting exercise and going outdoors to enjoy nature. All of these suggestions are good...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Enjoying summer in the San Juan Mountains

It’s been a long, snowy winter, but spring is trying to peek its head into Southwest Colorado! Keep in mind that this year, some of your favorite high-elevation haunts might not become accessible...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Steps to take before wildfire season heats up

By Wildfire Adapted Partnership staff After the last few years left Southwest Colorado with exceptional drought conditions, winter 2019 brought welcome relief. As the snow melts and the...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

The mountains are calling; just be sure to be prepared

The winter season in Southwest Colorado is one of beauty, change, quiet and inspiration. It is difficult to imagine a more picturesque winter mountain setting than what each one of us is blessed...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Abert’s squirrels are friends to the ponderosa pines

Sometimes, winter in the forest can seem like there isn’t much going on – especially if, like me, you might be out there with a group of 60 excited schoolchildren. Wildlife often make themselves...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

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