The Caja del Rio in northern New Mexico.

Public Lands Speak to the Rich Tapestry of Collective Experience

Reverend. Andrew Black is a minister at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe, the Founder of EarthKeepers 360, and the Public Lands Field Director for the National Wildlife Federation. Chaplain Jośe “Chappy” Villegas Sr. is a Catholic chaplain who served the Santa Fe and Albuquerque Police Departments, Santa Fe and Bernalillo County Sheriff Offices, State Police, and the New Mexico FBI. Villegas is the Mayordomo of the Valle de la Cieneguilla Land Grant.

Author Andrew Black with his daughter near petroglyphs in the Caja.
Andrew Black and Chaplain Jose “Chappy” Villegas after working with volunteers to clean up the Caja.



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