New Mexico has some of the wildest public lands left in the west. Yet, it also has less federally designated wilderness than any western state.
New Mexico’s wildlands reflect a living history of the state. Visitors to New Mexico wilderness encounter many natural landmarks, including:
- Remnants of cindercones from New Mexico’s volcanic past
- Fossils left from receding oceans
- Petroglyphs indigenous peoples carved in the rocks
At Wilderness, we are working to protect New Mexico’s wildlands and natural landmarks from threats like:
- Mineral exploitation
- Oil and gas development
- Abusive off-road vehicle use
- Climate change
See New Mexico’s wildlands through the eyes of its residents and get a first-hand look at this wild and beautiful state.
Learn about important wildlands in New Mexico that deserve the highest level of wilderness protection.
You can help ensure that New Mexico’s wildlands and natural landmarks remain wild.
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- Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Ruling two days after oral arguments closed, the Arizona District Court in Phoenix has ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to re-examine its decision to allow target shooting throughout Sonoran Desert National Monument. This national monument is a quiet oasis of saguaro cacti and native desert life just an hour southwest of 6 million people in the Phoenix area.
- Friday, March 27, 2015
The following statement on the BLM’s White River RMP Amendment can be attributed to Nada Culver, Senior Director of Agency Policy and Planning for The Wilderness Society.
- Thursday, March 19, 2015
Greenhouse gas, or GHG, emissions from the oil, gas, and coal extracted on federal lands and waters account for more than 20 percent of all U.S. GHG emissions and 24 percent of all U.S. energy-related emissions, according to a report released today by the Center for American Progress and The Wilderness Society, or TWS.