Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Babbitt Plans Tour of Tent Rocks Area.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

COCHITI U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt will tour the Tent Rocks near Cochiti Pueblo.

The Tent Rocks Area of Critical Environment Concern is up for designation as a national monument by President Clinton.

Sandoval County and the city of Rio Rancho have issued resolutions urging Babbitt, through Clinton, to make the designation to help preserve and protect the area's fragile natural resources.

The unique geological area, located in north central New Mexico, between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, features large, tent-shaped rocks that hug the steep cliffs of Peralta Canyon. …

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