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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- Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Ruling two days after oral arguments closed, the Arizona District Court in Phoenix has ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to re-examine its decision to allow target shooting throughout Sonoran Desert National Monument. This national monument is a quiet oasis of saguaro cacti and native desert life just an hour southwest of 6 million people in the Phoenix area.
- Friday, March 27, 2015
The following statement on the BLM’s White River RMP Amendment can be attributed to Nada Culver, Senior Director of Agency Policy and Planning for The Wilderness Society.
- Thursday, March 19, 2015
Greenhouse gas, or GHG, emissions from the oil, gas, and coal extracted on federal lands and waters account for more than 20 percent of all U.S. GHG emissions and 24 percent of all U.S. energy-related emissions, according to a report released today by the Center for American Progress and The Wilderness Society, or TWS.