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Support Valles Caldera Proposal for Geothermal Protections

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The National Park Service is proposing to designate the geothermal features inside Valles Caldera National Preserve as "significant thermal features" under the Geothermal Steam Act. This could help our efforts to ensure the surrounding Santa Fe National Forest is not impacted by possible geothermal leasing and development by requiring consideration of nearby listed significant features before leasing can occur. New Mexico Wilderness Alliance submitted comments in support of this proposal and you can too. Follow the link to see the proposal summary and comment through the Park Service website.

Submit your comment today, comment period ends January 26, 2017.

Support Wild and Scenic Protection for the Gila River

Support Wild and Scenic Protection for the Gila River

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The headwaters of the Gila River begin in America’s first designated wilderness area. It is amongthe Southwest’s last remaining free-flowing rivers. It has been called one of the most important birding areas of the United States and is home to wildlife and critical habitat for a number of threatened and endangered species. To prevent recurring dam and diversion proposal threats that would jeopardize the river’s outstanding ecological, historical, cultural and recreational values, the Wilderness Alliance has initiated a campaign to protect the Gila River as Wild and Scenic.

Sign the Petition to Support Wild and Scenic for the Gila River

More Wolf Releases in New Mexico

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Tell the US Fish and Wildlife Service you support more wolf release in New Mexico and increased recovery efforts of the Mexican gray wolf being listed on the endangered species list.

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Keep Public Lands in Public Hands

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Congress needs to hear from all Americans that we value our public lands. The vast majority of Americans don’t want public lands turned over to state governments, who will likely manage them for industrial destruction or sell them off entirely so they can be fenced off and adorned with ‘no trespassing’ signs. Congress needs to hear this directly from you. Write your Senators and Representative today to tell them to block the land-grab agenda in Congress.

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Thank Our Champions

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We are thrilled, gratified and relieved to see the US Fish and Wildlife Service doing the right thing for Mexican wolves and overriding the New Mexico Game Commission's attempts to subvert wolf recovery efforts!

Please send a thank you to our US senators, Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell and US Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe for their courage and vision making this critical decision.

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Pearce Legislation to release Wilderness Study Areas

Protect Wilderness Study Areas

In September, Congressman Steve Pearce introduced H.R. 3478, the Luna and Hidalgo Counties

Wilderness Study Area (WSA) Release Act of 2015. Like his opposition to Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument, Congressman Pearce once again demonstrates a complete disregard to a balanced approach to national public lands and the wishes of the majority of New Mexicans.

Releasing WSAs and sacrificing the few remaining roadless areas in the ecologically import ant bootheel region is short-sighted and out of touch with New Mexican values.

Sign The Petition It is outrageous that Congressman Peace introduced this legislation without a public process. Let Congressman Pearce know that Wilderness Study Areas should continue to be managed for their wilderness characteristics, habitat and recreation and permanently protected, not opened up for industrial development.

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Say "No" to the Gila River Diversion Proposal

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We need your help now to urge Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to save the Gila River once and for all!

  • The Gila River is an ecological treasure that deserves long-term protection.
  • The diversion project is technically infeasible and will yield little to no water in many years.
  • The Gila diversion is expected to be hugely expensive, with construction costs estimated by the Bureau of Reclamation at $800M to $1 billion and a continuing cost for operation, maintenance, and CAP exchange water in excess of $10 million each year, in perpetuity.
  • The diversion is unaffordable for New Mexicans. The federal funds available will pay for only a small fraction of the construction cost of the NM Unit, leaving a gap of up to $900+ million for taxpayers and water users to cover.
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  • The project is unnecessary because the area's long-term water needs can be met by other proven means -- through conservation, groundwater management, water recycling and watershed restoration.

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Take Action To Stop Large Scale Geothermal Leasing In The Santa Fe National Forest

Say No to the Gila River Diversion Proposal

The Santa Fe National Forest is considering a Forest Plan Amendment which would consider making over 194,000 acres available to devastating drilling programs for geothermal production immediately to the north and west of Valles Caldera National Preserve.

The area being considered for leasing includes portions of nine Inventoried Roadless Areas and countless water sources, including all the springs visited and loved in the Jemez Ranger District.

Inventoried Roadless Areas are places the Forest Service has determined contained wilderness characteristics, but which have not yet been permanently protected as wilderness by Congress.

Go to our Save Ours Springs Page for Updates and Actions: http://nmwild.org/our-work/wilderness-defense/save-our-springs

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