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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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Cleanup celebrates National Monument’s anniversary

By Spencer Taylor, For the Sun-News 6:53 p.m. MDT May 21, 2016 LAS CRUCES – Early Saturday morning, a caravan of environmentally-conscious volunteers departed from Milagro Coffee on University, to Kilbourne Hole, part of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. The caravan made its way through congested traffic due to a campaign stop from presidentialREAD MORE

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Sharing our sense of place

Carrie Hamblen, Las Cruces Green Chamber LAS CRUCES – This past Saturday marked the two-year anniversary of the designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks (OMDP) National Monument.  On May 21, 2014, President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate four areas within Doña Ana County as a National Monument, protecting cultural andREAD MORE

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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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