Secretary Jewell Visits Iconic New Mexico Landscapes
January 24, 2014
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell completed a two-day visit to south central New Mexico where she joined Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich for a public meeting to hear from the community about its vision for the management of public lands in Doña Ana County. The visit built on the Secretary’s work to support locally driven efforts to preserve and protect places that hold special meaning to communities across the country.
Secretary Jewell participated in a meeting with senior officials at the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Border Patrol to underscore Interior’s commitment to cooperating with providing law enforcement and border security in the area. Photo: DOI
“This morning I had the opportunity to hike part of Broad Canyon and look back over Las Cruces, and it’s immediately clear why New Mexico is known as the ‘Land of Enchantment,’” said Jewell. “Doña Ana County is a place rich with history, culture, wildlife and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors – whether that’s hunting or hiking." Photo: DOI
BLM Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze and Secretary Jewell joined Senator Heinrich for a tour of the Las Cruces landscape. Photo: DOI
Senator Udall, Senator Heinrich, and Secretary Jewell admired the petroglyphs of Broad Canyon. Photo: DOI
Secretary Jewell joined a public meeting to discuss the community's vision for the preservation and protection of public lands in Doña Ana County. Photo: DOI