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Monument would protect grasslands needed for native birds

By Carol Beidleman Guest column 01/26/2014 Recently, Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich introduced the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks Conservation Act (S. 1805) that would establish a national monument on public lands in Doña Ana County. As stakeholders have added their voices to the discussion around this proposal, we’ve heard about the value of protected publicREAD MORE

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New Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Photo Book Puts Faces on Broad Support for National Monument

New Energy Economy January 23, 2014 SANTA FE, N.M. – New Energy Economy this week released a digital photo book featuring the diverse supporters and landscape of the proposed Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, located on public lands outside of Las Cruces in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. The digital photo book is a slideshowREAD MORE

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Poll finds strong support for larger Organ Mountains proposal

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter January 23, 2014 A strong majority of voters in Doña Ana County, N.M., support the designation of a national monument to protect the Organ Mountains and surrounding landmarks and archaeological sites along the Mexican border, according to a new poll commissioned by a veterans group. The poll also found that 60READ MORE

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New Mexico’s Senators Propose A National Mounument Near The Border

By Mónica Ortiz Uribe for Fronteras January 10, 2014 Southern New Mexicans are caught in a debate over preserving a stretch of borderland as a national monument. The state’s two Senators and a Representative are pushing separate bills that set different boundaries for the monument. One of the issues at stake is border security. TheREAD MORE

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Letter to Obama Asking for Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce, along with business leaders in Doña Ana County and from across New Mexico, have penned a letter to President Barack Obama, asking the President to use the powers granted him by the Antiquities Act to designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument.READ MORE

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Local Veterans and Senators Support Proposed Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Huffington Post By Mark Starr Program Director, Vet Voice Foundation 01/08/2014 They do a lot of things well in New Mexico. It is truly a Land of Enchantment. However, one area to address is the protection of significant historical sites and artifacts within the state’s borders. This is a shame, considering the wealth of historyREAD MORE

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Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich: Monument will preserve lands for future generations

Las Cruces Sun-News Guest column by U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich 12/19/2013 The Organ Mountains and surrounding area form a beautiful and iconic backdrop for Las Cruces and are beloved by New Mexicans who visit Doña Ana County to hunt, picnic, hike, and explore. This month, we were proud to introduce legislation toREAD MORE

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Religious Leaders Applaud Monument Proposal

Dec. 16, 2013 KRWG Seven senior religious leaders representing 137 congregations throughout southern New Mexico presented New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich with a thank you letter today applauding their proposed legislation to protect the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks region. This letter included signatures by the heads of communion from the Evangelical LutheranREAD MORE

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Coalición Diversa Apoya Legislación la Cual Preservará la Cultura y Estimulará la Economía del Sur de Nuevo México

Para Distribución Inmediata 12 de Diciembre de 2013 Contacto: Sarah Nolan, CAFe, (575) 520-1624 Paul A Martínez, LULAC, (575) 312-6327 Fernando Clemente, (575) 640-7805 La Medida Presentada por los Senadores Udall y Heinrich Protegerá los “Organ Moutains-Desert Peaks” como Monumento Nacional Las Cruces, Nuevo México – Líderes comunitarios latinos, grupos religiosos y empresariales, y funcionariosREAD MORE

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Diverse coalition praises bill that would preserve Southern New Mexican culture, boost economy

Contact: Chris Cervini, 505-980-6110, chrisc@strategies360.com En Español Legislation introduced by Sens. Udall and Heinrich would protect the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument   Las Cruces, New Mexico (December 12, 2013) – Sportsmen, Native Americans, business leaders, veterans, civic groups, current and former local elected officials, archeologists, historians, and conservation organizations applauded today’s introductionREAD MORE

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