Dedicated to the protection and continued enjoyment of New Mexico’s wildlands.
New Mexico’s only statewide wilderness group with a proven track record of building diverse coalitions to protect our public lands.
The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) grassroots organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued enjoyment of New Mexico’s wildlands and wilderness areas. Founded in 1997, we achieve our mission through administrative protection, federal Wilderness designation, and ongoing advocacy. We have a growing membership ranging from 5,000 to 6,000 individuals from all corners of New Mexico and across the nation. Our organizing efforts span the state and involve many diverse groups, including ranchers, sportsmen, land grants, acequia communities, tribal and religious leaders, scientists, youth and community leaders. We are the only statewide wilderness group in New Mexico with a proven track record of building diverse coalitions to protect our public lands.
Our organization is committed to building community and raising public awareness of wilderness issues. Our Let’s Get Wild!program connects citizens to wilderness through dozens of annual hikes and volunteer service projects throughout the state. We also reach thousands of citizens each year through our quarterly newsletter, New Mexico WILD, and with our Wild Guide, an almanac of our events filled with wilderness anecdotes, informative articles, art and poetry. Our youth outreach programs, meanwhile, engage young people in stewardship of public lands to promote a healthy future for our lands and communities. We hope you’ll join us in our mission to save New Mexico’s wild places!
Our ongoing campaigns include:
-Mexican gray wolf rehabilitation and protection
-Permanent protection for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region of Doña Ana County
-National Monument designation for Otero Mesa
-Creation of an El Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area
-Wilderness designation for Chaco Canyon