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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.

Hikes and Service Projects

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.

Spring 2014 Newsletter

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.

Or pick up a copy at one of these locations across the state.

Wilderness50 Conference Coming to Albuquerque

w50_logo_LoRes_rgbWhen: October 15-19, 2014

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.

View New Mexico Senate Memorial 70, which honors the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Recent News

Wilderness Weekly – April 23, 2014

Check out this week’s eNews for the latest updates and information on our campaigns. Read Wilderness Weekly here. Share / Bookmark / Email

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Enhancing border security and protecting a national monument

The Hill By U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Steven M. Anderson (Retired) April 9, 2014 A few years ago, I participated in the VFW’s Bataan Memorial Death March – an annual marathon every March through the challenging,high-desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range. I was stirred….

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50 New Mexico Faith Leaders Embrace Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Plan

April 9, 2014 Contact: Sister Joan Brown, (505) 266-6966, JoanKansas@swcp.com Citing the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region’s spiritual significance, historical and ecological importance, and positive impact on the southern New Mexico economy, 50 faith leaders from throughout New Mexico this week sent a letter to President….

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Our View: Antiquities Act matters for nation

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 The Santa Fe New Mexican For more than 100 years, Republican and Democratic presidents alike have used their authority under the Antiquities Act to preserve the greatest of America’s iconic lands and sites. Established by that superb conservationist, Republican President Teddy….

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Hey, Congress, leave the national monuments system alone, will ya?

By Scott Martelle, LA Times March 22, 2014, 4:00 a.m. It’s hard to imagine a successful scenario for congressional Republicans’ latest inane effort to undermine conservation — and the Obama administration — but this little gambit is worth noting. And shouting down. The bill has one of….

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Wilderness Weekly – March 25, 2014

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Learn about a special anniversary party for the national monument, plus updates on all our campaigns in this week’s eNews! Share / Bookmark / Email

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One year later, Rio Grande national monument boosting northern N.M. economy

Scott Streater, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Nearly a year after President Obama designated the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, residents and business leaders in north-central New Mexico say the monument is fulfilling its promise as an economic driver in the region…..

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Wilderness Weekly – March 13, 2014

Obama takes action on national monuments, 2014 Wolf Conservation Stamp is in, and more in this week’s eNews. View now. Share / Bookmark / Email

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NM Businesses Show Support for New Nat’l. Monument

Troy Wilde, Public News Service-NM (03/12/14) LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Some southern New Mexico businesses are backing the effort to designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument, and seeing it as an opportunity to help market their products. Several business owners are attending….

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Wilderness Weekly – March 7, 2014

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