Wilderness News


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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Big Step Forward for Conservation in Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Legislation moves through U.S. Senate Committee during Monuments to Main Street Month Las Cruces, New Mexico (September 22, 2016) – Today a diverse coalition applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act (S. 3049) . A wide variety of stakeholders successfully worked to create theREAD MORE

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NM Mayors: Wilderness designation needed

Printed in the El Paso Times and Las Cruces Sun News Ken Miyagishima, Nora Barraza, Diana Trujillo and Javier Perea, Guest columnists June 26, 2016 When President Obama designated the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in May 2014, our community celebrated the permanent protection of our stunning Southwestern natural and cultural landscape. Now, nearly twoREAD MORE

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