The outdoors are woven into our culture and rooted into our history and traditions. But for many Hispanic youth in New Mexico, the outdoors means work. We think of the injustices of the bracero program, or of the ranchos and granjas our parents worked on or left behind to give us a better life. We think of the hunting and fishing stories told by our tios and tias as times that have passed. We want to change that.
The Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project is an initiative of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Latino Outdoors, and Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks. A central focus of our project is to provide Hispanic and underserved youth throughout New Mexico with meaningful experiences outdoors, including hiking, fishing, hunting, birding, exploring, learning and bonding - together, and with a sense of cultura. Through the Nuestra Tierra Project, we hope to spur the next generation of conservation leaders in New Mexico and throughout the country.
HAVING FUN IS A REQUIREMENT!
With the help of our communities and our partners, we add meaning and value to outdoor experiences in New Mexico and strive to educate Hispanic youth about the importance of protecting and preserving our land.
WE SHOWCASE DIVERSITY, LEADERSHIP, AND TALENT
Through our twice monthly Nuestra Tierra Podcast, we interview diverse leaders, students, advocates, entrepreneurs, elected officials and other guests from New Mexico and around the nation who in some way contribute to moving the legacy of Hispanic conservation forward.
WE TELL THE STORIES THAT IMPACT US
Nuestra Tierra Youth, staff, and partner organizations help tell the stories that impact us and that help us undertsand the importance of conserving our future landscapes and keeping our air and water clean. We do this through our Blog, which is updated regularly, and is often featured on partner websites.