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.
- Thursday, December 18, 2014
The new guidance requires analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has to include effects on climate change – including resource extraction and timber harvesting on federal lands.
- Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Montanans from all walks of life announced today that they will continue to defend a beneficial forest restoration project responding to several groups’ repeated attempts to derail it in court.
- Monday, December 15, 2014
That legislation carried a number of conservation provisions to safeguard natural, cultural, and historic sites in more than 25 states. “Today, Congress has given the American people an enduring, irreplaceable gift by protecting a number of wild places to explore and celebrate across the country.