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Volunteer Service Project – Join us to Celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of the National Monument

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Southern NM among top 10 travel destinations

Las Cruces Sun News Article, February 9, 2016 SANTA FE – Southern New Mexico has been named as one of the must-see travel destinations around the country, coming in at ninth place on Lonely Planet’s list of top 10 destinations. Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel media company and guidebook publisher, released its annual “Best in theREAD MORE

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National Monuments – A Sportsmen’s Perspective

National Monuments Report – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

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Sportsmen Summit – January 2016

Las Cruces Sun-News: Heinrich meets with hunters to talk land use By Damien Willis, Las Cruces Sun-News LAS CRUCES — The conversation was rich at a breakfast early Saturday morning in a small conference room at Hotel Encanto. Sen. Martin Heinrich, wearing a camouflage vest and blue jeans, addressed a dozen sportsmen — hardcore hunters andREAD MORE

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LA Times Article Featuring Organ Mountains Desert Peaks

LA Times Article: http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-d-organ-mountains-20160124-story.html Walk in the footsteps of Billy the Kid and Apollo astronauts at this national monument in New Mexico As you drive through this crossroads of the Southwest, it’s difficult not to notice the sawtooth-ridged mountains bracketing the city to the east. Known as the Organ Mountains, these rhyolite and andesite peaksREAD MORE

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Editorial: Goal now is to get the most from monument- Las Cruces Sun-News

There was so much bitter debate leading up to the decision, that it seems hard to believe a full year has passed since President Barack Obama used his powers under the Antiquities Act to designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument on May 21, 2014. The year since then has not brought the calamity monumentREAD MORE

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Community highlights monumental impact on 1st Anniversary of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

Las Cruces community and business leaders are kicking off a week of celebrations and special events to celebrate and highlight the first anniversary of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, which was established on May 21, 2014.  The events run from May 15 to May 23, 2015, and are detailed at OMDP Week Events. InREAD MORE

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Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument 1-year Anniversary Celebration

The OMDP Coalition of groups and agencies would like to formally extend an invitation to YOU  to join us on Friday, May 15th at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum for the official Kickoff Reception of the 1 year anniversary celebration of the designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. New MexicoREAD MORE

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NMSU class project highlights recreation, wildlife, history of the national monument

A geography class at New Mexico State University created this story map about the new national monument. Learn more about the history, wildlife, culture and recreation opportunities in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.  Credit: New Mexico State University, Department of Geography    

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This Way to Wonder

The recently designated Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument is a many-splendored, Only-in-NM thing. These 5 hikes in the Las Cruces area get straight to the heart of the matter. By Michael Richie for NM Magazine | Photography by Michael Richie Download this map showing an overview of the Organ Mountains-Desert peaks National Monument.   In May 2014,READ MORE

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