Public News Service-NM: June 24, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today, Congress heard testimony on a bill that would expand wilderness protection and consolidate public lands in a pair of small areas near Albuquerque. Rep. Martin Heinrich introduced the Cibola National Forest Expansion bill last month. It would add the Crest of Montezuma to the north end of the Cibola National Forest, and expand the Manzano Wilderness area by 900 acres at the south end of the forest.
Stephen Capra, director of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, testified in support of the bill in Washington, D.C.
Read NMWA’s press release on the hearing here.
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