A Vision for New Mexico's National Preserve
Publication Date: September 2006
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In 2000 President Clinton signed into law the Valles Caldera Preservation Act, a visionary piece of legislation that transferred to the public domain a privately owned ranch in northern New Mexico. This book tells the natural and human history of the preserve, presents photographs of its splendor, and outlines the unique administrative experiment now underway to manage its public lands.
Don J. Usner was born and grew up in New Mexico. He earned his BA in biology and environmental studies at the University of California and his MA in cultural geography at the University of New Mexico. His books include Benigna's Chimayo: Cuentos from the Old Plaza and New Mexico Route 66 on Tour: Legendary Architecture from Glenrio to Gallup (Museum of New Mexico Press).