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NM WILD STAFF MEMBERS EMBARK ON HISTORIC 50-MILE GILA TREK TO COMMEMORATE 90TH ANNIVERSARY

Contact: Tina Deines 505-843-8696, ext. 104 tina@nmwild.org 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, jeff@nmwild.org 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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New Mexicans Send Clear Message to Sec. Jewell: Protect Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

January 24, 2014 Contact: Mark Allison, 505-239-0906 The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild), backed by its more than 5,000 members, joined Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today as she visited Las Cruces for a town-hall meeting about the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks area. At….

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RELEASE: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Legislation Introduced

Contact: Jeff Steinborn, jeff@nmwild.org or 575-635-5615 NM Wild applauds Senators Heinrich and Udall for introducing bill that would protect 500,000 acres in Doña Ana County LAS CRUCES, NM (December 12, 2013) – The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild) and its 5,000 members applauded U.S…..

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Columbine Hondo is key step closer to protection

Contact: John Olivas, john@nmwild.org, 505-379-5551 NM Wild applauds U.S. Senate committee for taking up locally supported bill TAOS, NM (November 20, 2013) – The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild) applauded the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and….

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