Field work

Mike Richie & NMWA protect badland areas in northwestern NM.

"CUBA, N.M. – Many Durangoans have probably sped past here on their way to Albuquerque without realizing the geological marvel they were looking at. The badlands of the San Juan Basin, which radiate across north-central New Mexico, are exposed portions of the Nacimiento formation, a sedimentary layer that began accumulating about 63 million years ago...."