About Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks promote the protection and preservation of public lands and their diverse populations of wildlife and plants, rich cultural and archaeological features, and intrinsic aesthetic qualities. The Friends envision natural landscapes in Doña Ana County that are managed and appreciated for their inherent beauty, scientific and cultural values, resulting in the integration of human activities such as hiking, hunting, horseback riding, tourism, and education while continuing responsible ranching activities where currently practiced.

From the blog

  • 02.11.15

    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

  • 05.19.14

    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

  • 12.20.13

    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

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