Public News Service-NM: July 8, 2014

In this week’s installment, Earth Matters co-host Donna Stevens of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance interviews Executive Director Mark Allison and Gila Grassroots Article Organizer Nathan Newcomer.

They discuss NM Wild’s mission, projects and goals, the significance and benefits of wilderness areas, and the criteria and process whereby wild landscapes obtain designation as wilderness areas and national monuments. Newcomer sets the record straight on the many misconceptions about activities prohibited and permitted in wilderness areas.

Listen to the streaming audio: