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Our Mission

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is a non-profit 501(C)(3), grassroots, environmental organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued respect of New Mexico’s wildlands and Wilderness areas. The primary goal of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is to ensure the protection and restoration of all remaining wild lands in New Mexico through administrative designations, federal Wilderness designation, and ongoing stewardship.

We want your hike ideas!

We need your self-guided hike ideas for our next guidebook! Winning entries will be included in our guidebook with credit and you will get a hat, t-shirt or mug. Learn more here.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Membership Coordinator

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is seeking a highly organized, self-motivated individual passionate about wilderness with excellent interpersonal and communications skills to lead implementation of our membership plan to sustain, increase, diversify and engage dues paying members throughout the state.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Wilderness Grassroots Organizer

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is seeking a highly organized, self-motivated individual passionate about wilderness with excellent interpersonal and communications skills to cultivate, engage and mobilize public support for wilderness protection focused on Bureau of Land Management lands in the Carlsbad, Las Cruces and Farmington districts.

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Hikes, Service Projects and Events

Browse our online calendar for information and to sign up for our upcoming river trips. View our Albuquerque-area hikes and events here.

Wild Guide

We are in the process of re-inventing our Wild Guide to increase its shelf life. Check back for updates.

Recent News

Pecos Wilderness Photos

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Sign unveiling Sunday for Organ Mountains monument

Las Cruces Sun-News 3/12/15 LAS CRUCES >> U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials will host a sign unveiling Sunday in the Organ Mountains east of Las Cruces. The event runs from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Dripping Springs Natural Area, located about 10….

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Anti-Pecos Memorial Tabled in New Mexico Senate

Senate Memorial 40, which opposed any new wilderness in the Pecos, was tabled in the Senate Rules Committee on Friday, March 6. Six Pecos supporters testified in opposition; nobody was there in support. Support for the Pecos expansion proposal is widespread and diverse, including the….

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Land Transfer Bill Killed in Santa Fe

NM Wilderness Alliance turns attention to legislation that would oppose new wilderness around the Pecos Albuquerque—March 5, 2015—NM HB 291 sailed through its first committee two weeks ago, but a strong push from the conservation community helped table this bill on Monday. Conservationists were heard….

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Earth Matters / Gila National Forest Planning

In this week’s edition of Earth Matters, Donna Stevens – Executive Director of UGWA / Upper Gila Watershed Alliance – interviews New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Gila Grassroots Organizer and Earth Matters co-host Nathan Newcomer on the Gila National Forest planning process. The Forest Plan is….

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My Turn: Columbine-Hondo a land with wealth of traditions

Erminio Martinez for the Taos News My family has lived in the Taos area for eight generations. We have a long history of raising cattle in the Columbine Hondo. So I would like nothing better than to see my grandchildren and their children be able….

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Greens gird for battle as N.M. floats plan to divert Gila River

Jennifer Yachnin, E&E reporter Published: Monday, February 9, 2015 CLIFF, N.M. — M.H. Dutch Salmon stood on a recent morning on the Iron Bridge, the distinctive red structure that spans the Gila River here, and recalled his 220-mile journey along the waterway more than three….

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NM Wild Legislative Priorities – February 2015

We will send out updates weekly or as necessary. If you e-mail or call your legislators,  identify the bill by its number to make tracking more certain. House Transfer of public lands bill HB 291 (Herrell): First committee hearing (Agriculture and Water) Wednesday 2/11/15 at….

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Public Land debates addressed in bill

Legislative bills could require NM public lands to be transferred to the state By Marielle Dent for the Daily Lobo February 5, 2015 New Mexico is one of six western states — the others being Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada and Idaho — calling for the….

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We Want Your Hike Ideas!

Submit your self-guided hike and we may print it in our next book! New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is taking submissions for self-guided hikes in New Mexico wilderness, potential Wilderness or protected public lands. Winning entries will be included in our guide book with credit and….

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