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.
Learn more about issues affecting the places we work to protect with our Notes from the Field.
Add your voice to important wilderness causes and take action to stop threats to our wildlands by joining our community of wilderness activists.
Find fact sheets, reports and other resources related to wilderness policy and conservation.
- Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Updated figures from the Bureau of Land Management show that there are still millions of acres of public land leased by the oil and gas industry that are going unused and yet production levels on public lands incre
- Tuesday, November 18, 2014
- Friday, October 31, 2014
A drive near places like Rifle, CO can give you a glimpse at energy development’s impact first hand—with roads crisscrossing the terrain and very few sightings of the once abundant wildlife that called the area home.