I have some exciting news from New Mexico to share with all of you! Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) has announced plans to introduce legislation that would designate 45,000 acres of what is now the Columbine Hondo Wilderness Study Area as permanently protected Wilderness.
In the sizzling Chihuahuan desert of New Mexico, blue skies are the norm and the sun packs a punch, making for huge solar development potential in the region. The state’s great potential for solar includes three Solar Energy Zones (SEZs) proposed by the BLM on public lands.
President Obama began the America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative as a “promise to future generations” – that our children’s children will experience vast untamed landscapes, clean air and water, and
While I was an undergraduate at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, I often took refuge from hitting the books by hiking the Dripping Springs Trail at the base of the Organ Mountains. Over the years, I introduced the area to several friends and cousins, many of whom still recount fo
Global warming is already affecting New Mexico and will continue to do so for decades to come. In the absence of national policy that jumpstarts the clean energy economy by ramping down dangerous carbon emissions, our economy and wildlands are at an even greater risk.
A decade after it was first adopted by the U.S. Forest Service, the Roadless Area Conservation Rule has proven to be remarkably successful in protecting the 58.5 million acres of national forest roadless areas from road building and logging.