A Love Note to My Father, who Opened my Eyes to the Beauty of Public Lands

Garrett VeneKlasen lives in Taos, New Mexico and is the northern conservation director at NM Wild. He previously served as the executive director of the NM Wildlife Federation.

The author, center front, with his father on a family grouse hunting trip in the Santa Fe National Forest.



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National Wildlife Federation — Our Public Lands

The National Wildlife Federation public lands program advocates for our public lands and waters, wildlife and the right of every American to enjoy them.