Otero Mesa is a sweeping 1.2 million acre plain — the last fragment of the wild Chihuahan Desert. Potential mining operations threaten Otero Mesa and the wildlife that lives there.
Home to wild pronghorn antelope, the grasslands of New Mexico’s Otero Mesa rival those of the Serengeti.
We’re working to protect this fragile, wild landscape from drilling and mining. Opening Otero Mesa to development would destroy the unique natural and cultural aspects of this special place.
We wouldn't be able to accomplish our goal of protecting New Mexico’s Otero Mesa without the help of two important partners.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
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- Friday, December 19, 2014
The Wilderness Society’s annual year-end Comparative Analysis of Particular Excellence (CAPE) awards celebrate the agency’s achievements towards wildlands conservation and balanced management of our public lands.
In this 50th Anniversary year of the Wilderness Act, Director Kornze and the National Office showed tremendous leadership in their dedication to protecting wilderness for our future generations.
- 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.