A coalition of archaeologists, historians, former Las Cruces mayors and a former governor are urging federal lawmakers to protect southern New Mexico’s Organ Mountains and the Desert Peaks region. They gathered Tuesday in Las Cruces to throw their support behind legislation sponsored by U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall. The measure introduced by the New Mexico Democrats would protect nearly 400,000 acres of public land in Dona Ana County.
Coverage of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument campaign Kick-off Event in the Las Cruces Sun-News newspaper.
NM Communities in Action and Faith (CAFé) launches radio campaign in Support of Organ Mountains and Desert Peaks National Monument
NM Communities in Action and Faith (CAFé), a Dona Ana County faith-based organization, today launched a broad radio campaign calling attention to the economic and community benefits of creating a National Monument in the Organ Mountains and Desert Peaks region. The group has sponsored two ads running on Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico radio. This is a large, multi-week radio buy.
On March 20th, 2012, a diverse coalition of community leaders, historians and archeologists, business associations, sportsmen, and citizens came together at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum to announce the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument proposal.