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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The future of community-based collaboration around National Forest System Lands in Montana
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As Alaskans celebrate the past 50 years of designated wilderness and look forward to the next 50 years, they can do so knowing that the wilderness is one of Alaska's greatest natural resources.