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  • Thank You Wilderness Rangers

    Thank You 2017 WILDERNESS RANGERS Rhett SpencerCarson National Forest Josh ParkenCarson National Forest Jade McLaughlinCibola National Forest Hailey HenckCibola National Forest Luciano NaranjoSanta Fe National Forest Zack BumgarnerSanta Fe National Forest Thank you to our Wilderness Rangers who have successfully Read More
  • Monument recommendations would put important cultural and ecological resources at risk, and harm local economies

    New Mexico Wild Calls on President Trump to Stand with Voters Above Special Interests for New Mexico’s National Monuments Monument recommendations would put important cultural and ecological resources at risk, and harm local economies Albuquerque, NM—Yesterday, Department of Interior Secretary Read More
  • New Mexicans condemn Secretary Zinke’s assault of our nation’s National Monuments

    New Mexicans condemn Secretary Zinke’s assault of our nation’s National Monuments Local communities urge President Trump to not upset broad protections that are benefiting diverse access and economic activity Las Cruces and Taos, New Mexico – New Mexicans of all Read More
  • New Mexico Wild Celebrates Expanded Access to Sabinoso Wilderness Area

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2017 New Mexico Wild Celebrates Expanded Access to Sabinoso Wilderness Area The Department of Interior announced today its intention to add approximately 4,000 acres to the 16,030-acre Sabinoso Wilderness east of Las Vegas, New Mexico.  Read More
  • Court Throws Out Feds’ Misguided Policy Limiting Prosecution of Killers of Endangered Wildlife

    For immediate release                                                                                                June 22, 2017 Contacts: Bethany Cotton, WildEarth Guardians, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 406.414.7227 Judy Calman, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 505.615.5020 Court Throws Out Feds’ Misguided Policy Limiting Prosecution of Killers of Endangered Wildlife Flawed ‘McKittrick’ Policy Ruled Unlawful Read More
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Jim O'Donnell

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Jim O'Donnell
http://www.JimODonnellPhotography.com

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