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Diverse coalition praises renewed effort to preserve the backcountry in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Legislation reintroduced by Sens. Udall and Heinrich would protect wilderness within the national monument Las Cruces, New Mexico (February 17, 2016) – Sportsmen, Native Americans, business leaders, veterans, civic groups, current and former local elected officials, archaeologists, historians, and conservation organizations applauded Senators Udall and Heinrich for the re-introduction of the “Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks ConservationREAD MORE

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Congressman gathers information, stories on monument

Diana Alba Soular , Las Cruces Sun-News Published 9:08 p.m. MT Jan. 25, 2017 LAS CRUCES — The Democrats’ ranking member of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources toured the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument on Wednesday and held a listening session with supporters of the monument. After visiting the monument, U.S. Rep. RaúlREAD MORE

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Backers tout OMDP as success during interior secretary visit

Link to the story Jason Gibbs , Las Cruces Sun-News 5:49 p.m. MST December 9, 2016 LAS CRUCES – Chilly 30-degree temperatures were not enough to dissuade U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell from an early morning trek in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Jewell, who has served in her position since 2013, was in LasREAD MORE

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Public lands are a driver for economic development

Public lands are a driver for economic development Op-Ed, Las Cruces Sun News Philip San Filippo, Carrie Hamblen and David Crider 10:20 a.m. MST December 11, 2016 http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/commentary/2016/12/10/public-lands-driver-economic-development/95228100/ As leaders of economic development in southern New Mexico, we know the immense value that national monuments and protected public lands contribute to our economic vitality. InREAD MORE

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Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument – Economic Asset

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Big Step Forward for Conservation in Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Legislation moves through U.S. Senate Committee during Monuments to Main Street Month Las Cruces, New Mexico (September 22, 2016) – Today a diverse coalition applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act (S. 3049) . A wide variety of stakeholders successfully worked to create theREAD MORE

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Month-long celebrations planned for 100th anniversary of National Park Service

Steve Ramirez, Las Cruces Sun-News 7:40 p.m. MDT September 1, 2016 LAS CRUCES – With three national monuments just a short drive from Las Cruces, a month’s worth of events are scheduled to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. Monuments to Main Street, showcasing events and tours in Doña Ana and OteroREAD MORE

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NM Mayors: Wilderness designation needed

Printed in the El Paso Times and Las Cruces Sun News Ken Miyagishima, Nora Barraza, Diana Trujillo and Javier Perea, Guest columnists June 26, 2016 When President Obama designated the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in May 2014, our community celebrated the permanent protection of our stunning Southwestern natural and cultural landscape. Now, nearly twoREAD MORE

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A Backyard Filled with Recreational Opportunities

Public lands and recreation A backyard filled with recreational opportunities FOR THE SUN-NEWS, June 7, 2016 DEBORAH STEVENS With the great open spaces of southern New Mexico and all of the public land available in the area, it’s easy to get into nature and enjoy life. Did you know that the Bureau of Land ManagementREAD MORE

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Diverse coalition praises effort to preserve special lands in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Legislation introduced by Sens. Udall and Heinrich would protect wilderness within the national monument Las Cruces, New Mexico (June 10, 2016) – Sportsmen, Native Americans, business leaders, veterans, civic groups, current and former local elected officials, archaeologists, historians, and conservation organizations applauded the re-introduction of the “Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act” (S. 3049) today. AREAD MORE

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