Land and resource management goes hand in hand with economic development, according to a group of panelists who visited from across the West to speak at the “Wilderness Economics” forum Saturday, Dec. 5, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.
Committee Approves Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Bill, Sends to Senate Floor
Bipartisan support for protecting more than 259,000 acres of some of New Mexico’s most beloved and prized wild lands helped move conservation legislation an important step closer to becoming law today, as the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Wilderness Act and sent it to the full Senate for action.
Albuquerque Listening Session Provides Opportunity to Push for Increased Land and Water Protection and Restoration
Albuquerque (July 17, 2010) – The Obama administration’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative comes to New Mexico this Saturday in an effort to develop a new, smarter conservation and recreation agenda for the 21st century.
The Wilderness Society and its supporters are leading the national charge to move a group of wildlands bills over the finish line and protect more of the nation’s most iconic wildlands before the next Congress is sworn in. Together we’ve been contacting delegates in Washington to urge that they take up and pass more than 21 important wildlands bills that are currently awaiting action in Congress.
We’ve said it once, and now we will say it again: Wilderness is good for our economy. And many more agree: A recent report from Audubon New Mexico and Headwaters Economics, “The Economic Benefits of Southern New Mexico’s Natural Assets,” finds that protecting and restoring our natural assets will benefit jobs and quality of life.