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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.

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Fall/Winter 2014 Newsletter Available

Our fall/winter 2014 newsletter includes stories about the Wilderness Act’s 50th anniversary, the Gila, an interview with Senator Martin Heinrich and the latest news on all of our campaigns.

Check it out here.

Your Comments Needed for the Cibola

The Forest Service is working on updating the Cibola National Forest Land Resource Management Plan, which has not been done in 29 years, and many of the comments received by the agency so far have been anti-wilderness.

We need your help to step up in favor of wilderness!  Please comment on why wilderness is important to you and the Cibola.

Hikes, Service Projects and Events

We have all of our 2014 hikes and service projects online. Browse our online calendar to learn about our upcoming hikes and to sign up. View our Albuquerque-area hikes and events here.

Recent News

Columbine Hondo Victory

Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act Passed By Congress First federally designated wilderness in N.M. since 2009 will safeguard 45,000 acres in Taos County Today, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild) cheered the creation of the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness north of Taos. With President Obama’s signature today, Columbine-Hondo….

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Gila River Diversion

In 1982, the National Park Service (NPS) did a study of all of the rivers in the United States and found that all 255 miles of the New Mexico portion of the 649-mile-long Gila River qualified for National Wild and Scenic Rivers designation. Through Arizona….

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National Wilderness Conference Invigorates Wilderness Warriors

Green Fire Times By Teri Shore Aldo Leopold famously wrote in his foreword to the Sand County Almanac that “there are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.” About 1,200 of those who cannot converged on Leopold’s one-time hometown of Albuquerque,….

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Groundbreaking progress for New Mexico: U.S. House passes bill to create Columbine Hondo Wilderness

The legislation now moves on to Senate The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild), part of the Columbine Hondo Wilderness Coalition, today celebrated the passage of the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act (S. 776/H.R. 1683), as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 3879). The defense….

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Killing wolves increases livestock predation — study

E&E News December 4, 2014 Killing wolves to reduce predation on livestock does not work, according to a new study by researchers at Washington State University. The study found that killing wolves as a management technique may be doing more harm than good. Researchers concluded….

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Compassionate Response to the Needs of Wildlife

Please take the opportunity this season to thank conservation giant Dave Foreman for his lifelong teaching and compassionate response for providing wilderness landscape for the needs of wildlife. Read all about it here. Share / Bookmark / Email

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Columbine/Hondo bill one step closer to approval

J.R. Logan, The Taos News Nov 22, 2014 A bill meant to permanently establish the Columbine/Hondo Wilderness Area has made it out of committee and is expected to go to a full vote before the U.S. Senate. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are co-sponsoring….

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Earth Matters / ISC Decision on AWSA

Earth Matters co-producer Allyson Siwik of Gila Resources Information Project / Gila Conservation Coalition is joined by Todd Schulke, co- founder and senior staff with the Center for Biological Diversity and a partner in the Gila Conservation Coalition to discuss the November 24 vote by the Interstate….

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Stream commission votes to divert water from Gila River

By John Fleck / Albuquerque Journal Staff Writer November 24, 2014 The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission on Monday said “yes” to a controversial proposal to divert water from the Gila River for use in southwestern New Mexico farms and cities – but with reservations…..

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New Mexico commission makes Gila River decision

By By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s most powerful water planning commission voted Monday to notify the U.S. Interior Department that it wants to take advantage of federal funding to build a diversion and storage system along the Gila River,….

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