As a child who fished, camped and hiked all over the Land of Enchantment, I learned early on that there’s nothing more awe-inspiring than watching a herd of elk cross the Valles Caldera or bighorn sheep scale the rugged cliffs of the Rio Grande Gorge or pronghorn bound across the plains.
Public lands were created for all Americans – no matter their race, age, gender, religion or socioeconomic status. They are a uniquely American idea that is rooted in deep sense of egalitarianism.
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If you’ve spotted bighorn sheep in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, fished streams meandering through Valles Caldera, or even if you’ve just been to Fort Marcy or Ragle parks in Santa Fe to watch your kid swing a baseball bat, you’ve benefitted from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.