The Pecos is irreplaceable.
Hear why from folks who love the Pecos.
“I would love to bring my
kids back here.”
“Gems of nature”
The Pecos’ premiere outdoor recreation chops translate into a robust tourism economy.
Pecos by the numbers!
“This water right here.”
“Listen to the water.”
“A real local area.”
Wildlife depends on the rivers and wild lands of the Pecos.
Communities from the Upper Pecos down to the Gulf of Mexico depend on the river.
“The first thing is to build an acequia.”
A new mining proposal threatens the Pecos. Comexico LLC, a Colorado subsidiary of Australian mining company New World Cobalt Ltd, has targeted the area for exploratory mining operations. This area is still recovering from irresponsible mining operations that contaminated the river in the 1990’s killing 90,000 fish and costing millions of taxpayer dollars for cleanup.
Rachel Conn, projects director with Amigos Bravos, has been working to protect water and watersheds across New Mexico for 20 years. An avid outdoors person and a mother of two young boys, Rachel spends a lot of time outside exploring the mountains and valleys near and far from her family’s Taos home. She has seen firsthand the devastating impact of hard rock mining on water systems. The 926-mile flows of the Pecos River grow and support numerous communities, economies, and ecosystems, all of which would be threatened by polluted water.
“A magical experience.”
Stop Tererro Mine is a working group led by local community members concerned about a proposed mining operation near Tererro, New Mexico, in Pecos Canyon. We are local residents, business owners, farmers, conservation advocates and acequia participants, and we all love Pecos.