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  • The country’s busiest oil and gas office has a plan for more drilling

    If there is one swath of land that holds the most promise for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s vision for energy dominance, it might be southeast New Mexico. The 6-million acre region includes part of the Permian Basin, which stretches into west Texas and Read More
  • New Mexico Wild Rangers Rehabilitate our Wilderness Trails

      By 'Backpacker Bill' Kemsley For The Taos News About two weeks ago my wife and I met Wilderness Ranger Atieno Ouma on the Santa Barbara Trail in the Pecos Wilderness. She is a cheery, young woman with whom we Read More
  • PRESS RELEASE: Conservation and environmental groups release recommendations for game commission candidates

    For Immediate Release Media Contacts:Kevin Bixby, Southwest Environmental Center, 575-522-5552, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Calman, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, 505-843-8696, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Crenshaw, New Mexico Wildlife Federation, 505-577-7510, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dax, Defenders of Wildlife, 505-395-7334, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Johnson, Animal Protection New Mexico, 505-265-2322, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Seamster, Sierra Read More
  • Celebrate 50 years of Wild and Scenic with more designations

    Everyone has a river story. A favorite story of mine is when my dad took our family on a rafting trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon when I was a teenager, in 1967. At that time, there Read More
  • Senator Heinrich: Gila not appropriate for flyovers

    Thursday, August 16, 2018 Gila not appropriate for flyovers   Dear Friend,   I hope you can take a moment to read and share an op-ed I wrote in the Silver City Daily Press about why I am calling on 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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