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.
Board Election Results
By vote of the members, Bob Taffanelli and David Soules have been elected to new three-year terms on our board. Following the election outcome, the Board of Directors proceeded to appoint Nancy Morton and Joe Alcock to three-year terms. The Board also appointed Claire Cote to a one-year term.
Read more about the new board members and a letter from our board chair.
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument
On May 21, 2014, President Obama designated the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument by use of the Antiquities Act. NM Wild Southern Director Jeff Steinborn, Community Organizer Nathan Small, Hispanic Organizer Angel Pena, and board members Roberta Salazar and David Soules joined President Obama for the signing ceremony.
Learn more about the Organ Mountains and our campaign to protect this area. Check out our Spring 2014 edition of New Mexico Wild newsletter, featuring information and great photos on the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Sec. Jewell’s visit to Las Cruces. View the newsletter.
Hikes and Service Projects
Wilderness50 Conference Coming to Albuquerque
Where: Albuquerque Convention Center
What: In 2014, NM Wild will co-host a conference to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. We are currently active members of the event planning team. The Wilderness50 National Wilderness Conference will be a historic four-day event of diverse programs including presentations, panels, exhibits, field trips, skill-development workshops, and opportunities to fellowship and share information about recent advances and emerging issues in wilderness stewardship. Learn more here.