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Our Mission

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild)  is a non-profit 501(C)(3), grassroots, environmental organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued enjoyment 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 an NM Wild hat, t-shirt or mug. Learn more here.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Membership Coordinator

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild) 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 (NM Wild) 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

Stay tuned for our 2015 hikes and service projects, which will be listed soon on our online calendar. 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

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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What is a Wilderness Study Area?

By Alison Oatman Imagine a swath of land swarming with biodiversity and untouched by modern civilization. A place where people can go “unplugged” to contemplate life far away from their multiple electronic gadgets and hectic schedules. A powerful example for young students who have grown….

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Members of Congress Launch Assaults on our Public Lands

Albuquerque Journal By Rafael Gomez Jr. / Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo PUBLISHED: Monday, February 2, 2015 at 12:02 am Our nation faces so many challenges in job creation, funding for Social Security, education, climate change, just to name a few. So I never imagined that….

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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….

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Staff Attorney Judy Calman Speaks with Melissa Williams from JourneySantaFe

Staff Attorney Judy Calman speaks to Melissa Williams about what NM Wild is currently doing to protect wilderness. Listen to the podcast here.

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Reader View: Wilderness at 50 — a boon for the economy

Santa Fe New Mexican By Ray Rasker At the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act last year, it is encouraging to learn that lands set aside for conservation can also have tremendous economic value. Wild places are key to attracting entrepreneurs as well as a….

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