On January 16, 2021, Nancy Morton died peacefully at her home in Albuquerque due to ALS.
Nancy was a founding Board member of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance and served as Chair, Secretary, and part of the executive committee over her 23 years of volunteer service on the Board. During her tenure, New Mexico increased its designated Wilderness areas by 389,576 acres.
She was a volunteer wilderness activist for more than 40 years, working to protect Wilderness in California and New Mexico. To honor Nancy’s inspiration, generosity and relentless commitment to Wilderness and wildlife, New Mexico Wild has established the Nancy Morton Wilderness Internship to keep her fiery heart for Wilderness burning.
Santa Fe - Pecos Wilderness Ranger Intern - Summer 2021
Isa Nellos was the first person awarded the Nancy Morton Wilderness Internship during Summer 2021. Read more about her experience here.