Writer

Ernie Atencio

Ernie Atencio is an anthropologist, writer and a native of northern New Mexico living near Taos. Ernie also spent many seasons as a national park ranger at Mesa Verde, both rims of the Grand Canyon, Bandelier National Monument, and taught for Yosemite Institute for several years. Ernie has led organizations such as The Taos Land Trust as well as receiving a “Voice for the Land” award from The Wilderness Society. His many publications include two books about natural resources and environmental justice in northern New Mexico and features for High Country News.


Articles

What do we owe wildland firefighters?

By Jonathon Golden

Vacancies, of course, limit how much federal firefighters can do. If Western communities want to be protected, they need to ensure that their firefighters receive better pay and benefits.

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The Complexity of Color in the Environmental Movement

By Ernie Atencio

 This summer was a time of reckoning about race in every sector of American life, and many of us are…

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