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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. Case statement.

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.

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

Gila project unwise use of money, natural resources

By Ken Cole, Chairperson Mark Allison, Executive Director / New Mexico Wilderness Alliance PUBLISHED: Friday, April 17, 2015 Albuquerque Journal On March 26, a feature article about the Gila River diversion project noted that the Interstate Stream Commission “voted last year to pursue a diversion….

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Wilderness Field Notes – April 2015

View our monthly eNews here. This edition: 2015 Wolf Stamp is Here Changes to Electronic Communication Easy Giving Through Amazon Smile Banff Mountain Film Festival Follow Up Rio Grande Urban Reach Float  

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Electronic Communications Changes

You may have noticed that we recently went from a weekly eNews to a monthly one. We heard from many of you that you simply weren’t able to keep up with all updates with all the factors competing for time during your day. So we are….

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5th International Mexican Gray Wolf Stamp Released

Contact: Tina Deines tina@nmwild.org 505-843-8696, ext. 104   NM Wilderness Alliance launches 5th international Mexican gray wolf collector’s stamp This year’s stamp—chosen from more than 50 entries—inspired by Albuquerque native wolf   Albuquerque—April 6, 2015— The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance just released its 5th international….

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Pecos Wilderness Photos

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Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument sign unveiled

Josie Ortegon, Josie Ortegon, josie.ortegon@kvia.com POSTED: 10:07 PM MDT Mar 15, 2015 Nearly a year after President Obama proclaimed the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks a national monument, the designated area now has a sign to showcase its significance. Volunteers with “Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks,”….

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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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