Today, we need your help in keeping grassroots pressure on Washington to ensure that two cultural and ecological jewels of the Southwest—the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Rio Grande del Norte—stay on top of Obama’s list for permanent protection. Both of these diverse and wild landscapes are rich with New Mexico history and culture.
The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument proposal protects a New Mexico legacy spanning Pre-American, New Mexican, and American history that includes training sites for the Apollo Space Mission, the Butterfield Stagecoach Trail, Billy the Kid’s Outlaw Rock, Geronimo’s Cave and thousands of Native American petroglyph’s and pictographs.
The Río Grande Del Norte National Monument proposal safeguards thousands of archaeological sites that are associated with a diverse range of cultural traditions that span at least 11,000 years of human occupation. This area was revered as a sacred site to its prehistoric residents.
With just an executive signature, we can protect our unique cultural heritage for generations to come, but we need your support to keep these monuments at the forefront of the administration’s priorities.
Your donations not only help us continue vital outreach to decision makers but also support our work with archaeologists, historians, geologists, anthropologists, geographers and the culturally diverse communities of New Mexico—all of which demonstrate the breadth of support for both of these national monuments.
Thank you for your ongoing support and keep it wild!
NM Wild Campaign Team