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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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O'Donnell was born and raised in southern Colorado (USA) and is fortunate enough to call Taos, New Mexico his home base. He is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer and very proud father to two wonderfully wild and adventurous children. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology and Master’s Degree (MCRP) in Natural Resource Planning from the University of New Mexico.

Several years as an itinerate archaeologist (and occasional illegal farm worker) introduced O'Donnell to much of the United States and over 40 countries on five continents. These travels may also be to blame for the five languages he is sure he can stumble though. As a conservation advocate he co-authored and pushed two landscape protection laws through the United States Congress.

O'Donnell is the author of “Notes for the Aurora Society: 1500 Miles Across Finland on Foot” and “Rise and Go”, a collection of photographs and short travel stories. He is also to blame for numerous articles, sordid tales, brilliant observations, half-finished novels, angry letters-to-the-editor and other scribblings. Currently O'Donnell holds the Jack Williamson Endowed Chair for Literature at Eastern New Mexico University. His work has appeared in National Geographic Maps, BBC Travel, Sapiens, Trend, New Mexico Magazine, Matador, Peaks and Plains, Traveler’s Tales, Original World Insights, Perceptive Travel, Ski Country, High Country, Boots-n-All, Vrai Magazine and many more. Several of his short stories have appeared in anthologies including From the Grand Canyon to the Great WallFacing the Change and Hyenas Laughed at Me and Now I Know Why.

O'Donnell's current writing and research focuses on environmental issues, migration, science, history and the impact of tourism on culture and conservation. Find out more at Around the World in Eighty Years