The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks area is home to an incredible array of animals and plants. They are at risk from the negative impacts of urban development.
Just 13 miles from Las Cruces, New Mexico, are the Organ Mountains, named for their needle-like extrusions of granite resembling organ pipes, and the Desert Peaks area.
The Wilderness Society and local partners are working together to permanently protect this area either through Congressional legislation or by presidential designation.
People from across New Mexico have come together to help southern New Mexicans protect the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks in Doña Ana County.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
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Hear artists, activists and adventurers share what the ownership and legacy of these American wildlands means to them.
- Friday, April 17, 2015
The Department of Interior announced plans, by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to revisit royalty rates charged to energy producers—through a long-needed rule making effort. The BLM’s efforts could help ensure that public lands are receiving their full and fair value in the oil and gas leasing process.
- Thursday, April 16, 2015
“Investing in our public lands is an investment in America’s economic security,” said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society. “Our national parks, forests and wilderness areas attract visitors and economic activity that support hundreds of businesses and sustain millions of local jobs.
- Tuesday, April 14, 2015
“This Congress may have set a record for its blizzard of attacks on our bedrock conservation laws – laws that protect clean water, clean air and our natural heritage,” said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society.