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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 wild lands 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. Click Here to read more about our Wilderness Advocacy.

Hikes, Service Projects and Events

Browse our online calendar for information and to sign up for our upcoming trips and volunteer service projects.

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.

Wild Guide

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

Recent News

Carlsbad Q and A Session

Join representatives from the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance in Carlsbad for a question and answer session We will focus on protecting BLM lands through the Resource Management Plan revision process Click Here for the Fact Sheet

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Santa Fe National Forest Geothermal Leasing Area

CLICK BELOW FOR Geothermal Scoping Comments 

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Conservationists sue to protect Mexican gray wolves

TUCSON, Ariz. — A group of conservation organizations has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its policies on Mexican gray wolves. The Western Environmental Law Center filed the suit in Tucson this week on behalf of the New Mexico Wilderness….

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Wolves in Court Conservation Groups Sue Fish and Wildlife Service; arguing failure to protect endangered species

July 3, 2015, 8:40 am By Elizabeth Miller A federal plan that’s supposed to help restore populations of endangered wolves doesn’t give the animals a fair chance for a real future, argues a new lawsuit filed by Western Environmental Law Center, WildEarth Guardians, Friends of….

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Editorial: Game board unfairly takes aim at gray wolf protector

By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board Playing tit for tat with an endangered species is not only unproductive; it’s petty. Yet that appears to be what the New Mexico Game Commission did last week when it declined to renew a permit that had been in place….

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Honoring the Antiquities Act

By Nick Streit, Toby Basil, and Rafael Gomez, Jr. For The Hill A sportsman, veteran and tribal council member walk into a national monument. The sportsman looks around and says, “I bet this is a great place to hunt.” ADVERTISEMENT The veteran looks around and says,….

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Comment period extended to June 26th for possible geothermal leasing in the Santa Fe National Forest

Listen To Staff Attorney, Judy Calman talk about the dangers of geothermal exploration near our water sheds   The Santa Fe National Forest recently announced a public scoping period for a Forest Plan amendment which would consider making over 194,000 acres available for leasing for geothermal production immediately….

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Earth Matters / Aldo Leopold Eco Monitors

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN In this week’s edition of Earth Matters, co-producer Nathan Newcomer interviews students from the Aldo Leopold Charter School’s Eco-Monitoring Program. Based in Silver City, Aldo Leopold Charter School launched their Eco-Monitoring program several years ago to give students the opportunity to participate….

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Goal now is to get the most from monument – LCSN

Click Title for PDF Editorial: Goal now is to get the most from monument Las Cruces Sun-News POSTED:   05/15/2015 01:00:00 AM MDT There was so much bitter debate leading up to the decision, that it seems hard to believe a full year has passed since….

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Albuquerque Journal Editorial: Valles Caldera plan a win

Easier and more affordable access is coming to the Valles Caldera National Preserve in the Jemez Mountains. And that means more people will be able to enjoy the 89,0000-acre preserve that features stunning mountain peaks, meandering streams, soaring views, vast plains and opportunities to fish,….

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