Nature’s Trust Fund: Preserve Land and Water

For generations, farmland and clean water have provided the bank account from which all humanity draws life. We must preserve land and water and make sure we don’t bankrupt the system.



Dryland Farming
Dryland farming in central New Mexico gave way to cattle ranching in the mid-1900s, when the rain stopped and homesteaders left in droves.
Photo By Dreamstime.com/Gmeyerle
Lonnie Welch
The author's father, Lonnie Welch, is the toddler in this photo, posing with his four siblings and Smart the dog. The Welch family's cattle ranch was in central New Mexico.
Photo Courtesy Welch Family











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