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La Madera Project

The Sandia Ranger District on the Cibola National Forest is a local treasure rich in natural resources and exceptional beauty. It includes multiple cultural and historic settings and recreation sites valued by many communities in the Albuquerque region.  But the Sandia Mountains are threatened by overuse, wildfires, watershed degradation and under-resourced federal management agencies. We need to do a better job caring for this place we all love.

The Sandia Collaborative has identified an opportunity to better steward the Sandias by working with the Cibola National Forest Service on their La Madera Project.

Members in Action

The Sandia Collaborative is made up of organizations, communities and agencies working together to
ensure the sustainable use of the Sandia Mountains for current and future generations. They are working
to protect its flora and fauna, the health of its watersheds, its traditional, cultural and educational
resources, and toward a sustainable development of recreation on the mountains. They can’t do it alone.
Learn more about current projects and how you can share in the stewardship of the Sandia Mountains.

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