Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Supporters

The national monument designation came in response to the local community following an open and public process. Over the past decade, several bills to protect areas within the monument had been introduced in Congress. In January 2014, Interior Secretary Sally Jewel, Senators Udall and Heinrich held a listening session with the local community.

The designation had broad support from the local community, Native American and Hispanic leaders, business leaders, sportsmen, veterans, ranchers, faith leaders, archaeologists and numerous local elected leaders.

Local Governments

2017 City of Anthony
2017 Doña Ana County Commission
2017 City of Las Cruces
2017 Town of Mesilla

All Pueblo Council of Governors
City of Las Cruces
Town of Mesilla
City of El Paso
Doña Ana County Commission
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Fort Sill Apache Tribe

Sportsmen and women groups

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Doña Ana County Associated Sportsmen
El Paso del Norte German Shorthair Pointer Club
Mesilla Valley Longbeards
Mule Deer Foundation, Las Cruces Chapter
NMSU Student Subunit of the American Fisheries Society
New Mexico Quail, Inc.
New Mexico Wildlife Federation
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Trout Unlimited, Enchanted Circle Chapter
Trout Unlimited, Gila Chapter
Trout Unlimited, Truchas Chapter
Southwest Consolidated Sportsman
Sunland Brittany Club
Wild Turkey Sportsmen’s Association
The Wildlife Society, New Mexico State University Chapter

Faith Leaders

Pastor Juan Acevedo, Centro Familiar Cristiano Assemblies of God, Anthony
Rev. Andres Alava, St. Anthony Catholic Church, Anthony
Rev. Vincent Petersen OFM, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Tortugas
Deacon Lou Roman, Chancellor Diocese of Las Cruces
Rabbi Larry Karol, Temple Beth-El, Las Cruces
Rev. Brian Guerrini SSCC, Our Lady of Grace, Artesia
Rev. Gorton Smith, First United Methodist, Roswell
Rev. Wayne Hawkins, Iglesia del Pueblo Presbyterian, Las Cruces
Rev. Nancy Anderson, Pastor Emeritus Unitarian Universalist, Las Cruces
Rev. Linda Mervine, First Christian Church Disciples of Christ/UCC, Las Cruces
Rev. Eleazar Perez, San Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Sunland Park
Harvey Daiho Hilbert, Roshi Zen Buddhist
Rev. Gabriel Rochelle, St. Anthony of the Desert Orthodox, Las Cruces
Bishop Ricardo Ramirez OSB, Diocese of Las Cruces
Rev. Jim Lehman, Holy Family Ecumenical Catholic, Las Cruces
Rev. Carol L. Tuck, United Methodist Church, Las Cruces
Rev. Ron Booker, Lutheran, Las Cruces
Rev. Dalen Fuller Rogers, Unitarian Universalist Church, Las Cruces
Father Manuel Ibarra, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Hobbs
Father Tom Smith OFM, Holy Cross Retreat Center, Las Cruces
Sister Michele Theres Gothro, Holy Family Ecumenical Catholic, Las Cruces
Rev. Suzanne Redford-Campbell,Unitarian Universalist, Las Cruces
Sister Maria Isabel Galbe, Sisters of the Assumption, Chaparral
Sister Maria Theresa Nguyen, Sisters of the Assumption, Chaparral
Sister Evelyn Strahl, Sisters of the Assumption, Chaparral
Sister Diana Wauters, Sisters of the Assumption, Chaparral
Beatriz Ferrera, Baha’i, Las Cruces
Deacon Jesus Herrera, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Catherines, Pecos Valley
Rev. Paul R. Miller, Honorably Retired Presbyterian Minister, Sierra Blanca Presbytery
Rev. Alejandro Reyes, Parochial Vicar, Holy Cross, Doña Ana County

October 2013 letter to President Obama


Audubon New Mexico
Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces
Chihuahuan Desert Conservation Alliance
Children’s Reading Foundation of Doña Ana County
Citizens’ Task Force for Open Space
Communities in Action and Faith (CAFé)
Conservation Lands Foundation
Corporation of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Tortugas
District 29 Heritage Tourism Advisory Committee (El Paso)
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association (CARTA)
El Paso Heritage Alliance
Environment New Mexico
Family Pride Foundation
Franklin Mountain Wilderness Coalition
Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Groundwork Doña Ana
Hispano Round Table of New Mexico
Las Alturas Neighborhood Association
Las Cruces Chapter World Wildlife Fund
Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau
Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
League of Women Voters of Greater Las Cruces
Mesilla Valley Audubon Society
Mesilla Valley Kiwanis Club
Native Plant Society
New Energy Economy
New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
New Warrior Mountain Biking Club
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Partnership for Responsible Business
Picacho Hills Neighborhood Association
Precious Desert Cooperative
The Sierra Club
Shalam Colony and Oahspe Museum
Southwest Environmental Center
The Wilderness Society
Vet Voice Foundation


1st Class Detailing
ABC Printing
Able Signs Co.
Alan Ramirez, Aflac
American Graffiti
Andrew Hewes Enterprises
Apex Roofing
Aralia Art Gallery
Archery Hut
Art Obscura: Art & Collectibles Superstore
Art Schobey Interactive
Arte de Romero
Ashley Furniture
Athletic Outfitters
Autos Exclusivos
Avalos Vision
Avian Design
Avp Consulting
BR Neptune
Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces
Barb’s Flowerland Inc.
Barnett’s Harley-Davidson
Bayou Seco
Becks Coffee
Bank of the Rio Grande
Bank of the West
Better Life Natural Pet Foods
Birdman Disc Golf
Blue Heron, LLC
Boudreau Jewelers & Gallery
Camunez Law Firm
Carlos’ Bakery
Casa Mexicana Tile
Casa Serena Landscape Designs, LLC
Castillos Mobile Mechanic
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Las Cruces
Chicano Programs NMSU
Classic New Mexico Homes
Clemente Taxidermy
Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty
Create a Cake
Crystal Blue Karaoke & DJ
CW McHann, Inc dba River Ranch Market
Daniel Allan, MD
Dario Gomez Bail Bonds
De La Vega’s Pecan Grill
Deason Consulting
Delicias Café
Del Valle Printing and Design
Desert Habitat Designs
Desert Vision Tinting, LLC
Desert Woman Botanicals
Diamond Products
Dominguez Farms
Downtown Desert Yoga
Dr. Daniel Allan, MD
Dulceria Guadalajara
Earthwise Strategies and Design
Egan Construction
E.J. Mediation Services
Enchanted Gardens
Enchanted Spirit Journeys
Energetic Nutrition
Enrique’s Mexican Food
Express Gold Buyers
Express Gold Buyers #2
Farm & Fiddle
Farmers and Crafts Market of Las Cruces
Forever Nutrition
Foxwood, Inc.
Franchise Law Team
Freeing the Heart
Free Flow Massage, LLC
Finish Line Car Audio & Tint
Full Circle Health Center
Full Circle Heritage Services
G. Sandoval Construction
Glitz Salon
Globosocks, LLC
Gone Hunting Taxidermy
Grassroots Press
GreenMoney Journal &
Grey Horse General Builders LLC
Grindal & Romero Insurance Inc
Happy Dog
High Desert Brewing Company
Housing Support, Inc.
Ichiban Nutrition
Investment Management Associates, Inc.
Joe Lujan Farms
JWelles & Associates, LLC
Kate Theisen
Ken Stinnett Photography
Kicker Company
Kosh Solutions
La Clinica de Familia
La Fuente Restaurant
La Milpa
La Tierra Mineral Gallery
Las Cruces Academy
Las Cruces KOA Campground
Las Cruces Mental Health Center
Lightning Computer System
Lilley Law Offices
Local Solutions
Lois Duffy Art
Los Amigos
Lowe’s Las Cruces
Lucky Bastard Tattoos
Major Wildlife Studio
Malooly’s Flooring Company
Mane Atraction Styling Salon
Marlo Properties, LLC
Martin Tire
Mass Art LLC
Massage Therapy Training Institute
Matts & Co. Accounting Professionals, LLC
McCullough & Associates
Medina Plumbing
Melissa J. Reeves, PC Attorney at Law
Meliscor Designs
Meraz Painting
Milagro Community Care
Milagro’s Café
Mother McCaul’s
Mutt Hutt
MVS Studios
Nambé, Inc.
Nancy Simmons, Proofreader/Editor
New Dimensions Art Works
New Mexico Specialized Wildlife Services
New Mexico State Outdoor Programs
Nico Photography
Nip ‘n’ Tuck
NM Arrowhead Outfitters
Murray Hotel
Natura Design and Consulting
Navarro Research & Engineering, Inc.
New Mexico Health Connections
Nopalitos Restaurants
Northern Lights
On Sale Tires and Accessories
One Hour Cleaners
One Live Nutrition
Paws Cause High Desert Humane Society Thrift Shop
Pep Boys
Perez Market
Pool Tech Plus, Inc.
Positive Energy Solar
Pro Nails and Spa
Putnam-Pritchard / Nubu Design
Quail Acres
Ramirez Tires
Rawson Self Storage
Redemption Tattoo
Relham LLC
REThink Real Estate
Reviver Printing
RFC Construction
Ricardo’s Barber Shop
RiffRaff Jewelery
Rio Associates
Robledo Vista Nursery
Roper’s Kar Wash & Lubricator
Russin Reporting, LLC
Rustic Furniture Store
Sal’s TV & VCR Service
Sandia Hearing Aids
Sandoval Construction
Santa Fe Bar & Grill
Santa Fe Properties
The Shed
Security Finance
Silver City Arts & Cultural District
Simon’s Café
Smart Living Team @ Steinborn & Assoc. Real Estate
Smart Solar Living, LLC
Snobiz Santa Teresa
Social Enterprise Associates
Solar Smart Living
Sorg Consulting
Sounds Unique
Southern Glam Women’s Boutique
Spirit Winds
Sun & Earth, Inc.
Suncrest Publications
SunSpot Solar LLC
Studio X
Sunland Park Grocery
Susand Gilliland Co
T.T. Shipping
Taos Disc Golf Club
Teriyaki Chicken House
The Bean
The Copier Guy
The Elegant Junque Shoppe
The Great Conversation
The Gold Guys LLC
The Holly Company & Finance New Mexico
The Marshall Plan
The Recycle Couple
Theater Group New Mexico
TimeSprings, Inc.
Toucan Market
Tres Thermal Imaging
Tres Vaqueros Original and Custom Copperworks
Triple L Ink Graphic Design
Tu Media Group
Valley Muffler
Water Lady
Wellness Improvements Experts
West End Art Depot
Williams Design Group, Inc.
Wok’N World
Wright Jewelers
Wynn Consulting Solutions
Zucos Barber Shop
Yin Yoga with Deidra