A Preview of 2015 Rendezvous Happenings

This year’s Friends Grassroots Network Rendezvous will be March 13-15, 2015 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, next door to the new Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. After years of local and regional advocacy, this monument was designated in spring of 2014 by President Obama—and we couldn’t think of a more inspiring setting for … read more


Success! Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument designation announced

The Obama Administration today announced their plans to designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The addition of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument to the National Conservation Lands protects the crossroads of New Mexican and American history, and is an … read more


Diverse Stakeholders Celebrate New Proposals to Expand the National Conservation Lands

After years of community dialogue, communities in New Mexico and Colorado saw their home grown proposals to expand the National Conservation Lands move one step closer to reality this month as new legislation was introduced for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Browns Canyon. On Tuesday, December 10th Colorado Senators Mark … read more


Pilot Targets Monument Designation for Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

Our National Conservation Lands tell the story of our nation. From the rivers first charted by Lewis and Clark to ancient Native American settlements, these lands are living links to the past. While much of the history preserved in National Conservation Lands is from the distant past, a strong case … read more


President’s Day in the Organ Mountains

President’s Day is one of America’s oldest holidays and has evolved from a being a day that recognized the “father of our country” George Washington, to a day to look back and celebrate the men who’ve led our country through some pretty trying times. For many professionals out there, it’s … read more