New Fracking Rule Protects Land and Water

New Fracking Rule Protects Land and Water

As Latinos, being outdoors – including the benefits of healthy air and water – is integral to our way of life.

Of course, most Americans use oil and gas and HECHO’s family of campers, hunters, anglers, hikers and other outdoor recreationalists is no different. But the development of those resources cannot come at the expense of clean water and air in our communities. That is why we work so hard to achieve balance on our shared, public land.

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Protect your public land heritage and centuries-old Latino traditions

Protect your public land heritage and centuries-old Latino traditions

We cannot take our public land for granted. States, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, and New Mexico, are now exploring legislation that would allow sale of land to the highest bidder. Call your legislators and governor today and tell them to preserve our centuries-old tradition of sharing land for the benefit of all communities.

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Latino Sportsmen Should Fight to Protect Our Public Lands

Latino Sportsmen Should Fight to Protect Our Public Lands

As we in New Mexico prepare for this year’s legislature, there are rumblings of a very dark and disturbing piece of legislation that is sure to surface this year again. In western states, there is a movement that is gaining some traction that should cause every sportsman and woman I know to stand up and fight. The Public Lands Transfer movement in western states is happening and the stakes have never been higher than now for sportsmen and women to stand up and speak up against this movement that could bring an end to all we hold sacred.

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A Hunter's Happy Thanksgiving

A Hunter's Happy Thanksgiving

As I look back on the season, I am especially thankful for our vast and diverse public lands. Not having been born into wealth, I learned from my father, who was an avid hunter and fisherman, that by virtue of being an American citizen I’ve been included in an inheritance that goes far beyond material wealth.

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See You Next Week?

See You Next Week?

Friends, As kids across the country headed back to school this week after the Summer and Labor Day weekend, it’s important to reflect on the fact that too many students won’t have the chance to enjoy field trips to the great outdoors. Visits to parks and nature centers were once a staple of a good education, but in recent years it has been all too common to see headlines across the country lamenting that schools have to cut back because of strained budgets and standardized testing that makes it difficult for teachers to justify field trips in their curricula. That needs to change.

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Engaging and Elevating Latino Voices in Conservation

Engaging and Elevating Latino Voices in Conservation

I'm excited to share some of the recent progress HECHO has made in engaging and elevating Latino voices in the debate over conservation, in which we have traditionally been overlooked. It's becoming clearer that the Latino community is ready to take its seat at the table with policy makers and industry to ensure the health of our community and the best use of our public lands. 

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