Paul F. Reed
The last year has been very eventful in the battle to protect the Greater Chaco Landscape from the encroachment of oil-gas development. Late last year, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced the withdrawal of 351,000 acres of Federal BLM lands from oil-gas leasing in a 10-mile zone around Chaco Canyon and several Chacoan Outliers. This is the culmination of a nearly 10-year process. Other processes are moving forward, as well, including a comprehensive effort by Tribal Nations to understand their connections to the Greater Chaco Landscape. In this presentation, I’ll discuss recent progress and look into the future of Greater Chaco protection.