• Rio Grande
    del Norte

    Protect Wilderness within Río Grande del Norte National Monument
  • Otero Mesa

    The Campaign to Protect Otero Mesa
  • Save Our Springs

    Jemez Springs Threatened by Geothermal Leasing
  • Chaco Canyon

    Protect Chaco Culture National Historic Park
  • Mexican
    Gray Wolves

    The Mexican gray wolf is emblematic of the wild Southwest
  • Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

    The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument
  • Pecos
    Wilderness

    Conservation Opportunities surrounding the Pecos Wilderness
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NM Wild Newsletter



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the New Mexico
Wilderness Alliance
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Director's Corner

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Mark Allison
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News

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  • Take ActionSign the Petition to Protect the Pecos

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    Sign the Petition to Protect the Pecos

    Protect our Watersheds

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  • Take ActionSign the Petition to Oppose the Seizure of Public Lands

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    Sign the Petition to Oppose the Seizure of Public Lands

    Keep Public Lands in Public Hands.

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  • Take ActionKeep the Gila Wild

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    Keep the Gila Wild

    Wild and Scenic Protection for the Gila River

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  • Take ActionSign the Petition to Save Our Springs

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    Sign the Petition to Save Our Springs

    Say No to Geothermal Leasing in the Jemez

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  • Take ActionSign the Petition for More Wolf Releases

    Take Action
    Sign the Petition for More Wolf Releases

    Tell Fish and Wildlife you support more Mexican gray wolf releases in New Mexico Wilderness.

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Our Victories

 
  • image The Columbine Hondo Wilderness Act was signed by President Obama on December 19, 2014, protecting 46,000 acres in Taos County. The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance helped form the Columbine Hondo Wilderness Coalition in 2010 and was instrumental along the path toward wilderness designation, helping to get resolutions and support letters from the Town of Taos, Taos Cycling Coalition, Taos Chamber of Commerce, Taos Pueblo War Chief and Taos County Commission. Read More

    Columbine Hondo Wilderness - 2014

  • image The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance has been leading conservation efforts in Doña Ana County since 2004, when we opened our Las Cruces field office. On May 21, 2014, after a decade of work, President Barack Obama designated the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument by use of the Antiquities Act. This move by the president safeguards nearly 500,000 acres of culturally, historically and biologically rich land in Doña Ana County. We continue to work for wilderness areas within the new national monument. Read More

    Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks - 2014

  • image The Rio Grande del Norte has shaped the lives of the people who have lived and visited the area for so many generations. Since 2007, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance has been working on permanent protection of Rio Grande del Norte. Rio Grande del Norte was designated as a national monument Monday, March 25, 2013, by President Obama. NM Wild is now pushing for wilderness designation within the national monument. Read More

    Rio Grande del Norte National Monument - 2013

  • image Rising 1,110 feet from the surrounding plains, the Sabinoso unit sits upon the Canadian Escarpment, which is composed mostly of the Jurassic Morrison Formation and Triassic Chinle Shale. Sabinoso became Wilderness on March 24, 2009, when President Obama signed into law the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009. The area has fantastic ecological, scenic, recreational and cultural values. Read More

    Sabinoso Wilderness - 2009

  • image The designation of Ojito Wilderness in 2005 was one of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance’s first conservation victories. In the mid-90s, NM Wild formed and established itself as the statewide grassroots voice for wildlands. In the mid-2000s, the organization started pushing for Ojito Wilderness. Efforts included collaboration with the Zia tribe, New Mexico Gov. Bruce King and other statewide elected officials. After passing through both the U.S. House of Representatives (unanimously) and U.S. Senate, President George W. Bush signed the Ojito Wilderness Act into law on Wednesday, October 26, 2005. Read More

    Ojito Wilderness - 2005

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Welcome to the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance!

NM Wild Wish List

There are a variety of ways to contribute to our organization—one way is helping us fulfill our wish list. If you are able to help out with any of our needs listed below, please contact Tina Deines at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current needs:

  • Passionate and people-oriented Albuquerque-area volunteers who can attend local events to spread the word about the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
  • Volunteers who can donate time from January-March to help solicit donations for NM Wild’s annual online auction.
  • Members who will host fundraising house parties to support NM Wild.
  • Items for our online auction in March:
    • Vacation rentals
    • Services (massage, instruction, yoga, bike tuneup, etc.)
    • Gently used hiking gear, outdoor wear, etc.

Ongoing needs:

  • Members who will consider being monthly donors to help us sustain a predictable monthly budget for our wilderness campaigns. To become a monthly donor, just go to the online donation page, fill out the form and choose “Monthly” under “Recurring Frequency.”
  • Members who would like to join the NM Wild Alliance Stewards legacy giving program. New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Stewards are individuals who have included a future gift to New Mexico Wilderness Alliance through their will or estate plans. Becoming a New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Steward can be as simple as including a bequest to our organization in your will or designating our organization as one of the beneficiaries of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. Learn more here.

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NM Wild News

  • Spring Break Guide 2017 +

    New Mexico Guide to Spring Break It's time for spring break and adventure is right outside your door. Our staff lists the top 7 things to do this spring break and their favorite place to venture out for each of Read More
  • Don’t Reverse National Monument Designations +

    April 12, 2017 Western Democratic Senators Tell Trump: Don’t Reverse National Monument Designations Senators urge president to uphold protections for Bears Ears National Monument, all 157 national monuments WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall led a group of Western Read More
  • Call For Entries: 2017 Mexican Wolf Conservation Stamp Contest +

    2017 MEXICAN WOLF CONSERVATION STAMP CONTEST Help protect the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf with your artwork The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance invites submissions for the 2017 Mexican Wolf Conservation Stamp. Artists worldwide are invited to enter two-dimensional drawings, paintings, Read More
  • Trump urged to abolish national monuments +

    Trump urged to abolish national monuments, including 2 in NM https://www.abqjournal.com/895610/trump-urged-to-abolish-national-monuments.html?fb_action_ids=10210939703559761&fb_action_types=og.likes   By Andy Stiny / Journal Staff Writer Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 12:02am SANTA FE – A congressman from a bordering state is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to abolish Read More
  • Big Step Forward for Conservation in Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument +

    Legislation moves through U.S. Senate Committee during Monuments to Main Street Month Las Cruces, New Mexico (September 22, 2016) – Today a diverse coalition applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Read More
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Our Mission

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is a non-profit 501(C)(3), grassroots, environmental organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued respect of New Mexico’s wildlands and Wilderness areas.

The primary goal of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is to ensure the protection and restoration of all remaining wildlands in New Mexico through administrative designations, federal Wilderness designation, and ongoing stewardship.

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our Wilderness Advocacy.

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Wolf Stamps

The 2016 Mexican Gray Wolf
Conservation Stamp is here.

2015 Wolf Stamp