On this week’s edition of Earth Matters, Nathan Newcomer, Gila Grassroots Organizer with the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance talks with Jason Amaro, the New Mexico Sportsmen Conservation Coordinator with Trout Unlimited; Gerry Engle, with the Gila Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen, and Chris Schlabach, co-owner of Gila Hike & Bike, a local outdoor business located in downtown Silver City.
They discuss the importance of public lands, like our Gila National Forest and its Wilderness Areas; how these public lands are valued by various aspects of the community, and also current efforts by anti-government fringe groups aimed at getting rid of, or transferring our public lands to the states in which they’re located.
Our guests can be reached via…
- Trout Unlimited (http://tu NULL.org)
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- Backcountry Horsemen (http://gilabchnm NULL.com/?s=cham) / Gila Chapter
Gerry Engle (engelhill null@null comcast NULL.net)
- Gila Hike & Bike (http://gilahikeandbike NULL.com)
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Earth Matters / The Importance of Public Lands