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 archeological 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

  • 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

  • 06.6.13

    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

  • 02.18.13

    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