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Welcome to the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance!

Dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued enjoyment of New Mexico's wildlands and wilderness areas.

Founded in 1997, we achieve our mission through administrative protection, federal wilderness designation, and ongoing stewardship. We have a membership of individuals from all corners of New Mexico and across the nation. Our organizing efforts span the state and involve many diverse groups, including ranchers, sportsmen, land grants, acequia communities, tribal and religious leaders, scientists, youth, and community leaders. We are the only statewide wilderness group in New Mexico with a proven track record of building diverse coalitions to protect our public lands.

Our organization is committed to building community and raising public awareness of wilderness issues. Our Let’s Get Wild! program connects citizens to wilderness through hikes and volunteer service projects throughout the state. We reach thousands of citizens each year through our quarterly newsletter and with our Wild Guide, an almanac of our events filled with wilderness anecdotes, art, and poetry. Our youth outreach programs engage young people in stewardship of public lands to promote a healthy future for our lands and communities. We hope you’ll join us in our mission to save New Mexico’s wild places!

 

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  • Secretary puts leasing on hold on federal lands near Chaco Canyon

    By Scott Turner | Albuquerque JournalMay 29, 2019 Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has agreed to put on hold any oil and gas leasing of federal land within a 10-mile radius of Chaco Culture National Historical Park for one year. Read More
  • ICYMI: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument turns 5 today

    By Diana M. Alba-Soular | Las Cruces Sun-NewsMay 21, 2019 LAS CRUCES - Tuesday will mark the fifth anniversary of the creation of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument by former U.S. President Barack Obama. It's about the same amount of time the Read More
  • New Mexico Wild statement on Interior Secretary’s Chaco visit with Senator Heinrich

    For Immediate Release                                                                           New Read More
  • Passage of House Interior spending bill step in right direction for Chaco

    For Immediate Release               Passage of House Interior spending bill step in right direction for Chaco ALBUQUERQUE (June 25, 2019) – New Mexico Wild today is celebrating the passage of a Department of Interior spending Read More
  • Mining company seeks to drill on land north of Pecos

    By T.S. Last | Albuquerque JournalJune 6, 2019 SANTA FE – A Colorado mining company wants to conduct exploratory drilling for minerals in the Santa Fe National Forest north of Pecos, not far from Terrero, and in the general area of Read More
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  • Columbine Hondo Wilderness - 2014

    The Columbine Hondo Wilderness Act was signed by President Obama on December 19, 2014, protecting 46,000 acres in Taos County. The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance helped form the Columbine Hondo Wilderness Coalition in 2010 and was instrumental along the path toward wilderness designation, helping to get resolutions and support letters from the Town of Taos, Taos Cycling Coalition, Taos Chamber of Commerce, Taos Pueblo War Chief and Taos County Commission. Read More
  • Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks - 2014

    The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance has been leading conservation efforts in Doña Ana County since 2004, when we opened our Las Cruces field office. On May 21, 2014, after a decade of work, President Barack Obama designated the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument by use of the Antiquities Act. This move by the president safeguards nearly 500,000 acres of culturally, historically and biologically rich land in Doña Ana County. We continue to work for wilderness areas within the new national monument. Read More
  • Rio Grande del Norte National Monument - 2013

    The Rio Grande del Norte has shaped the lives of the people who have lived and visited the area for so many generations. Since 2007, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance has been working on permanent protection of Rio Grande del Norte. Rio Grande del Norte was designated as a national monument Monday, March 25, 2013, by President Obama. NM Wild is now pushing for wilderness designation within the national monument. Read More
  • Sabinoso Wilderness - 2009

    Rising 1,110 feet from the surrounding plains, the Sabinoso unit sits upon the Canadian Escarpment, which is composed mostly of the Jurassic Morrison Formation and Triassic Chinle Shale. Sabinoso became Wilderness on March 24, 2009, when President Obama signed into law the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009. The area has fantastic ecological, scenic, recreational and cultural values. Read More
  • Ojito Wilderness - 2005

    The designation of Ojito Wilderness in 2005 was one of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance’s first conservation victories. In the mid-90s, NM Wild formed and established itself as the statewide grassroots voice for wildlands. In the mid-2000s, the organization started pushing for Ojito Wilderness. Efforts included collaboration with the Zia tribe, New Mexico Gov. Bruce King and other statewide elected officials. After passing through both the U.S. House of Representatives (unanimously) and U.S. Senate, President George W. Bush signed the Ojito Wilderness Act into law on Wednesday, October 26, 2005. Read More
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