Help Protect New Mexico

There is much work to be done to make sure New Mexico wildlands are protected for generations to come. You can help us protect wilderness and wildlife in New Mexico.

The history of New Mexico is written on the land - in the remnants of cindercones from its volcanic past, fossils left from receding oceans and the petroglyphs carved in the rocks by indigenous ancestors. Today some of the wildest country left in the Rocky Mountain West can be found in New Mexico, yet the state holds the smallest percentage of lands protected as federally designated wilderness of any western state.

We are working to change that so that New Mexico’s landscapes, watersheds and wildlife habitat are less vulnerable to mineral exploitation, oil and gas development, abusive off-road vehicle use and climate change.

If you love this landscape and want to work to protect it, please:

Become a member

When you donate $35 or more, you become a member of The Wilderness Society and join our network of supporters dedicated to protecting New Mexico and other wild places.

Make a donation

Even a small donation can help us continue our work to protect New Mexico.

Stay connected

Join our growing online community of people working to protect our cherished wild places.

Take action

Many issues that affect one wildland also affect other wild places across the country. Learn about current issues and lend your voice to important causes.

  • In the first of a three management plans to be released in 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado missed a great opportunity to protect some of Colorado's most treasured landscapes—including the Dolores River, lands surrounding Mesa Verde National Park and recreation hub

  • When school was out for the summer in the suburbs of Manhattan where I grew up, my mom packed our little Subaru hatchback with sleeping bags, a tent, a cooler filled with fruit and sandwich meat, hiking boots, rain gear, and three kids, and headed West.  Like generations before and since, w

  • The Forest Service recently released a plan that could protect much of Colorado’s Thompson Divide from new oil and gas leasing. For years, this spectacular area has been threatened by oil and gas development.