Our Campaigns

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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

The State Game Commission will make another important decision about the future of wild creatures in New Mexico.

Our view: Let the wolves into the wil Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 8:48 pm The New Mexican The State Game Commission will make another important decision today about the future of wild creatures in New Mexico. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials want to….

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Support Reauthorization and Full Funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Time is ticking down and there is little time left until America’s most important conservation and recreation program expires. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), created in 1964, is a little known program with an enormous impact – it protects urban, state and national parks;….

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Bike trails in Sandia’s are not threatened!

By Mark Allison / Executive Director, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance  PUBLISHED: Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 12:02 am Regarding the article “Speakers oppose new wilderness areas in Sandias,” published in the Journal on Aug. 7, I write to clarify several points about the Cibola National….

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Game panel delays decision on Mexican wolf appeal

Game panel delays decision on Mexican wolf appeal Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press: SANTA FE, N.M. — The New Mexico Game Commission has delayed a decision on an appeal filed by federal officials who are seeking to release endangered Mexican gray wolves as part of recovery….

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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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