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  • President Trump signs bill creating wilderness in Doña Ana County

    March 12, 2019 By Las Cruces Sun-News LAS CRUCES - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a bill that will create nearly one-quarter of a million acres of wilderness in Doña Ana County. The new wilderness designations — the Read More
  • New Mexico Wild celebrates creation of thirteen new wilderness areas in state

    New Mexico Wild celebrates creation of thirteen new wilderness areas in state Legislation signed today contains more than 270,000 acres of new wilderness FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, NM (March 12, 2019) – U.S. President Donald Trump today signed a package Read More
  • BLM defers sale of oil, gas leases in Chaco Canyon area

    By Rebecca Moss | Santa Fe New MexicanFebruary 8, 2019 The U.S. Bureau of Land Management reversed course Friday, saying certain land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park would no longer be offered at an oil and gas lease sale in Read More
  • Public lands package protects 275,000 acres in NM

    By Scott Turner | Albuquerque JournalFebruary 26, 2019 Almost 275,000 acres in New Mexico would be designated a wilderness area under a public lands package passed by the U.S. House on Tuesday night. Two of the wilderness areas designated by the Read More
  • U.S. Senate bill creates 13 wilderness areas in New Mexico

    By Rebecca Moss | Santa Fe New MexicanFebruary 12, 2019 A sweeping public lands conservation package that passed the U.S. Senate on Tuesday with overwhelming support from both parties would establish 13 new wilderness areas in New Mexico, the largest land Read More
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Browse the links provided to the right to see how you can GET INVOLVED in wilderness protection right away!

And remember: while grassroots organizations like the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance utilize many tools to make our issues heard, personal letters written by concerned citizens like you will always be the most successful tool for creating real and permanent change. It is the power of your letters that ultimately creates a wilderness area, stops logging operations in a roadless area, takes snowmobiles out of our national parks, or shuts down an unwanted mine.

keyboardYour letters may go to an elected representative or get published a local newspaper. Just imagine the momentum one letter can create: perhaps you’ll write a letter to the editor, and then contact a local National Public Radio station to let you read it on the air. Your letter creates an energy that infects the general public and percolates into the halls of Congress. Your letter evolves into legislation to permanently protect a treasured area as wilderness.

Lasting change begins with your desire to see some special piece of public land protected, and takes just a few minutes focused on making a difference.

Take some time to write a letter in your own unique voice. Help protect the wildlands and wildlife that make our state great.

Visit the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Online Action Center to join our advocacy campaigns, send free faxes to elected officials, and to stay up to date on the latest efforts to protect wilderness in New Mexico.

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