NM Wild has a grant writing internship opening in our Albuquerque office. The internship is available for January-May. Contact email@example.com if you are interested. Learn more here. Please pass this information on to anyone you know who may be interested.
Help install wilderness kiosks in the Sandias
Sandia Wilderness staff are looking for help to install new wilderness kiosks at trailheads. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping. This project will involve manual labor and will be scheduled between February and April 2013.
Second annual online auction to raise even more funds for wilderness
March 25-April 1, 2013
In March, we’ll be hosting our second annual online auction and we’re trying to raise $20,000 to help us do even more for wilderness this year!
There are several ways that you can help us raise money for New Mexico’s wild lands:
Reception, book signing and talk, live music and refreshments
Saturday, February 2, from 5-8 p.m.
$5-$20 suggested donation at the door
516 ARTS and New Mexico Wilderness Alliance present a joint fundraising event to celebrate the premiere of Guggenheim Fellow Michael Berman’s new book, Gila: Radical Visions, The Enduring Silence. His black and white photographs of the Gila Wilderness offer a wordless exploration into this complex and subtle landscape. Complementing the stunning photos, the book includes essays by Charles Bowden, Philip Connors, Martha S. Cooper, Dave Foreman, Alex Muñoz, Sharman Apt Russell, M. H. Salmon, Patrick Toomay and others, all inspired by the Gila Wilderness. Please join us on Saturday, February 2, for a reception, book signing, talk and silent auction, with a conversation featuring artist Michael Berman and acclaimed writers Dave Foreman, Jorge Garcia and Patrick Toomay.
Description: This is a moderately difficult hike into the Organ Mountains and up Fillmore Canyon, where a seasonal stream can usually be found bubbling underneath glades of ponderosa pine trees. Hikers will pass abandoned mines, archaeological sites, and be able to look out over the Mesilla Valley. A historical interpreter will be along to take hikers on a history tour, including the trips of Western legends like Billy the Kid, Geronimo, and other, lesser known, but important figures. Just twenty minutes east of Las Cruces, this superb hike is a unique opportunity for a comfortable February day.
Hiking distance: 4.5 miles
Hiking time: 4 hours
Cancellation policy: Trip cancellations made at least one month in advance of the trip departure are eligible for a full refund. If for any reason we cancel a trip, we will also give a full refund.
Description: Join NM Wild’s canid biologist Kim McCreery, PhD, and Santa Fe Director Demis Foster, along with the expert guides from Wild Side Tours, for three days and four nights in the stunning setting of Yellowstone National Park. Each morning at first light you will have the opportunity to view the famous wolves of Lamar Valley—a spectacular opportunity for dramatic photography. February is also the ideal time to view elk, bighorn sheep, bison, otters, coyotes and raptors in the beauty of their winter range. Enjoy daily snowshoe adventures with expert naturalists, meet with wolf reintroduction biologists, and visit a renowned National Geographic photographer—all while enjoying great food, wine and deluxe eco-lodging at Mammoth Lodge. The trip will end at the Chico Hot Springs Resort where we will soak in the historic mineral pools surrounded by Paradise Valley.
Trip cost: $2,200 for members or $2,500 for non-members.