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  • 133 Conservation Groups Tell Congress: Keep Bikes Out of Wilderness

    133 Conservation Groups Tell Congress: Keep Bikes Out of Wilderness U.S. House Hearing on GOP Bill Opening All Wilderness Areas to Bikes and Other Wheeled Contraptions is Thursday, December 7th CONTACT: Mark Allison, Executive Director, New Mexico Wild, 505-239-0906 Albuquerque, Read More
  • New Mexicans Declare an Attack on One National Monument is an Attack on All

    For Immediate Release December 5, 2017 Contact: Mark Allison, Executive Director, New Mexico Wild, 505-239-0906 Michael Casaus, State Director, Wilderness Society, 505-417-5288 Stewart Wild, Wild Earth Llama Adventures, 575-779-2408 New Mexicans Declare an Attack on One National Monument an Attack Read More
  • Fate of NM National Monuments Now in Hands of President Trump

    For immediate release                                                                        December 5, 2017 Contacts: Mark Allison, Executive Director, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 505-239-0906 National Monument Review Report Released; Fate of New Mexico National Monuments Now in Hands of President Trump Actions on Utah’s Monuments Largest Read More
  • Celebrating Expanded Access to Sabinoso Wilderness Area

    New Mexico Wild Celebrates Expanded Access to Sabinoso Wilderness Area   Contact: Mark Allison, Executive Director, New Mexico Wild, 505-239-0906 Albuquerque, New Mexico (November 9, 2017) -- The Department of Interior announced today the addition of approximately 3,600 acres to the Read More
  • War On The Gila

    Military training proposal would put important Gila cultural and ecological resources at risk and threaten local economies Contacts: Mark Allison, Executive Director, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (505) 239-0906 Allyson Siwik, Executive Director, Gila Conservation Coalition, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (575) 590-7619 Chris Read More
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Your Voices Make a Difference: Agency Downsizes Gila River Diversion Plans

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By Mark Allison, Executive Director

In the face of fierce organizing by conservationists and overwhelming public opposition, proponents of diverting the Gila River have abandoned the Gila Upper Box as one of their recommended sites. This area is of particular importance to us due to its wilderness quality and ecological sensitivity.  It also appears that they are backing away from their original plans for a massive, billion-dollar project to a more “modest” $100 million diversion.

Here is proof positive that your voices make a difference!  And while we should all celebrate our victory, our work to defeat the Gila diversion if far from done.

 

Click on this report below for more information:

KUNM Report- Gila River Diversion Update June 28, 2016