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, February 27, 2015
The BLM’s Tres Rios Field Office issued a final plan today that could have balanced a number of issues, ranging from wilderness-quality lands to oil and gas leasing to protection of remarkable cultural artifacts, including those at Mesa Verde National Park.
- Thursday, February 26, 2015
The bill, jointly introduced by Rep. Simpson and Senator Jim Risch (R), eliminates important wild areas that have been recommended for wilderness protection by the U.S. Forest Service for nearly 30 years and significantly reduces the wilderness acreage designation from previous legislative versions, lopping off areas to cater to motorized recreation and heli-skiing.
- Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide 4th grade students and their families free admission to all national parks and other federal lands and waters for a full year, support transportation for school trips, and provide educational resources for students and teachers through field classrooms and digital materials.