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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.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Membership Coordinator

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild) is seeking a highly organized, self-motivated individual passionate about wilderness with excellent interpersonal and communications skills to lead implementation of our membership plan to sustain, increase, diversify and engage dues paying members throughout the state.

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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.

Hikes, Service Projects and Events

Stay tuned for our 2015 hikes and service projects, which will be listed soon on our online calendar. 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

Earth Matters / Terry Tempest Williams

In this installment of Earth Matters, Nathan Newcomer – Earth Matters co-producer and NM Wilderness Alliance Gila Grass Roots Organizer presents a recording of Terry Tempest Williams – keynote speaker at the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act conference in October 2014. Listen here.

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Cell Phone Cases and Wilderness

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2015 Mexican Wolf Conservation Stamp Contest

Help protect the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf with your artwork The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance invites submissions for the 2015 Mexican Wolf Conservation Stamp.  Artists worldwide are invited to enter two-dimensional drawings, paintings, or photographs featuring the Mexican gray wolf.  The winning artwork will….

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ENDANGERED SPECIES: FWS boosts Mexican wolves’ territory, aims to triple numbers

Emily Yehle, E&E reporter Mexican wolves will have more room to roam under regulations announced today by the Fish and Wildlife Service that aim to triple the size of the species’s experimental population. The rules represent the first major update to the program since 1998…..

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Youth Perspective: The Future of Wilderness

New Mexico State University student Grecia Nuñez talks about her outlook on the future of wilderness. New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is working on the ground to ensure that wilderness is protected now and for the future.

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Archaeologists Worry As Drilling Approaches Chaco

The oil and gas industry in New Mexico is a big deal. It supports the state budget with hundreds of millions of dollars each year. But there are impacts, too – on air quality, water, public health and even cultural sites. In the first installment….

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Membership Coordinator

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild) is seeking a highly organized, self-motivated individual passionate about wilderness with excellent interpersonal and communications skills to lead implementation of our membership plan to sustain, increase, diversify and engage dues paying members throughout the state. NM Wild is….

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Wolf’s Death Shines Light On Abhorrent Justice Department Policy

Guest Commentary by Judy Calman, Staff Attorney for New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Originally appeared at nywolf.org A wolf was shot and killed in Utah on December 28th. It was likely an endangered, federally protected wolf named Echo. She was the first wolf documented in the….

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Earth Matters / 2014 – The Year in Review

In this week’s edition of Earth Matters, the co-hosts of the program, Nathan Newcomer, Allyson Siwik and Donna Stevens provide a review of conservation efforts in 2014 and what we can look forward to moving into 2015. Among the issues discussed are the Gila River….

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Restoring the Río Grande’s riparian forests

Djuna Carlton and Rivala García for The Taos News For the past two months a local coalition planted 250 trees along the Río Grande in the new National Monument. Friends of the Río Grande Del Norte is made up of concerned citizens and community organizations….

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