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Wilderness In Our Time as President Signs Bill Protecting New Mexico Wilderness

Local communities worked for decades to safeguard Wilderness in Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Río Grande del Norte national monuments The President of the United States today signed into law the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, a public lands package that includes measures to protect Wilderness within the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and RíoREAD MORE

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Wilderness Bills in New Mexico Pass U.S. House of Representatives, Now Await President’s Signature

Measures will designate wilderness within New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Río Grande del Norte national monuments The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), a public lands package that includes measures to protect Wilderness within the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Río Grande del Norte National Monuments. All ofREAD MORE

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U.S. Senate Passes Bills Protecting Wilderness in New Mexico

Bills part of public lands package will designate wilderness within New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Río Grande del Norte national monuments Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), a public lands package that includes measures to protect Wilderness within the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Río Grande del Norte NationalREAD MORE

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Veterans Call on Congress to Protect Wilderness in New Mexico This Year

Letter to congressional leaders urges more protections for key wild places WASHINGTON (November 12, 2018) – On November 11, over 200 former service members from across the country, including veterans from New Mexico celebrated Veterans Day and their personal connections to America’s public lands by delivering a letter to Members of Congress urging them toREAD MORE

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Big step forward for bill that would preserve special lands in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Legislation would protect wilderness within the national monument   Las Cruces, New Mexico (February 7, 2018) – Sportsmen, Native Americans, business owners, veterans, law enforcement officials, civic groups, current and former local elected officials, archaeologists, historians, and conservation organizations applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing of the Organ Mountains-Desert PeaksREAD MORE

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Statements surrounding President Trump’s executive action in Utah

Following President Trump’s actions today in Utah to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, New Mexicans are reasserting their support for Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Río Grande del Norte National Monuments, and imploring President Trump to leave the Land of Enchantment’s national monuments alone. Community Press Release  Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce READ MORE

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New Mexicans declare an attack on one national monument is an attack on all

President Trump’s actions in Utah represent the greatest assault on America’s public lands in U.S. history Las Cruces and Taos, New Mexico – Following President Trump’s actions today in Utah to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, New Mexicans are reasserting their support for Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Río Grande del Norte NationalREAD MORE

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Las Cruces Small Business Leaders Thank Senator Tom Udall for Support of National Monument Designation, Tout Economic Benefits

Businesses urge President Donald J. Trump to leave protections for Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in place LAS CRUCES, NM – Local business leaders plan to welcome U.S. Senator Tom Udall to Las Cruces tomorrow, thanking him for defending the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and the law used to create it, the Antiquities Act. TheREAD MORE

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New Mexicans Condemn Bill That Would Undermine Current Monuments and Parks

Contact: Carrie Hamblen, Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce, 575-323-1575 Gabe Vasquez, New Mexico Wildlife Federation, 484-639-4534   New Mexicans Condemn Bill That Would Undermine Current Monuments and Parks Congressional delegation encouraged to defend the Antiquities Act Las Cruces, NM (October 11, 2017) – New Mexicans across the state are condemning  the U.S. House NaturalREAD MORE

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Statement from Veterans following hike with DOI Secretary Ryan Zinke

The following statement is from over a dozen veterans following a hike with Secretary Zinke through the Valles Canyon in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument: “On behalf of the veterans who spent their morning hiking through the Desert Peaks we want to thank Secretary Zinke for giving us the opportunity to show why theREAD MORE

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