Santa Fe New Mexican publishes article on the Nambé Badlands
‘Loved to death’: A clash over fragile Northern New Mexico badlands
A timeline of events and communications related to the BLM Sombrillo Area of Critical Environmental Concern
Friends of Nambé Badlands mountain bikers find BLM Closed Trail Sign that was installed on April 13, 2012, after illegally built trails were officially closed by the BLM Taos Field Office. The sign was found hidden under a tree, a hundred yards from its initial position.
New (~2020) illegal mountain bike trail found going over an archeological site in Sombrillo Area of Environmental Concern.
Location and imagery sent via email to BLM Taos Field Office, Attention Chris Anderson BLM Archeologist
TuffRiders and Nambe residents meet with BLM Taos Field Office for trail maintenance MOU
Download 20070618 meeting notes (PDF)
From: Torres, Tami M @blm.gov>
Date: Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 2:01 PM
Subject: Nambe Badlands Trail
Here is a re-cap and update of items BLM has agreed to move forward with in regards to the unauthorized trail building in association with an ongoing project plan. I also hope to address your questions with this memo and provide alternate dates for volunteers to work with BLM on unauthorized trail closures and signing. Please download the full email from BLM using this link. Download 20120323_TamiTorres_Nambe Badlands Trail PDF
“New Trails Being Developed in Nambe”
From SFFTS website April 24, 2018. Captured December 2, 2021.
Santa Fe Fat Tire Society is Formed.
“Founded in 2010, the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society was created to help unite the growing mountain bike community. Our mission is to promote, advocate, educate and enjoy what mountain biking has to offer Santa Fe.” —
Dave Kraig, Karen Kraig, Melinda Baker, Ed MacKerrow, Linda Fluk, Fernando Garzon, Barbara Swanson, Dave Dougrel, Sharon Dougrel, Craig Allen, Jeanne Fair
21 large garbage bags of trash and recycling picked up
2 miles of road cleaned
Friends of the Nambe Badlands share GIS data on trails existing before 2011 with the BLM Taos Field Office.
BLM Taos Field Office releases Alternative A for Draft Travel Management Plan that proposes “new” trails, which were actually already constructed by SFFTS and other rogue trail builders.