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Groundbreaking progress for New Mexico: U.S. House passes bill to create Columbine Hondo Wilderness

The legislation now moves on to Senate The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild), part of the Columbine Hondo Wilderness Coalition, today celebrated the passage of the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act (S. 776/H.R. 1683), as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 3879). The defense….

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U.S. Senate Committee Sends Columbine Hondo to Floor for Consideration

TAOS, NM (November 13, 2014) – The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild) today applauded the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for passing the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act (S. 776) out of Committee. The Act now awaits passage on the Senate floor. The legislation….

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New Mexico becomes wilderness headquarters

  Contact: Mark Allison; 505-843-8696, ext. 105   Largest concentration of wilderness advocates in the world convene to talk about the past, present and future of wilderness in America   Albuquerque—Nov. 7, 2014—New Mexico could now be considered the headquarters of the wilderness protection movement…..

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Contact: Tina Deines 505-843-8696, ext. 104 Albuquerque—May 27, 2014—New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness is celebrating its 90th birthday June 3—it was the first protected wilderness in the United States. To commemorate this anniversary, NM Wild Executive Director Mark Allison and Gila Grassroots Organizer Nathan Newcomer….

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Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument to be Protected

Contact: Jeff Steinborn, or 575-635-5615 LAS CRUCES, NM (May 19, 2014) –President Obama today announced plans to designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico on Wednesday. This move will protect 496,000 acres in Doña Ana County, including the Organ Mountains,….

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