James R. Baca

James Baca has served on The Wilderness Society governing council since 1992.

James Baca (Jim) has a strong record of visionary service to New Mexico. He recently retired as the State of New Mexico's natural resource trustee. He has served as mayor of the City of Albuquerque, as well as two prior terms as New Mexico’s elected state land commissioner.

He served as the director of the National Bureau of Land Management in the Department of the Interior in the first Clinton Administration.

Jim also serves on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations including The Wilderness Society, the Wyss Foundation, the Latino Sustainability Institute and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

Jim and his wife Bobbi live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.