About Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks seeks to protect our unique Southern New Mexico landscapes, cultural heritage and recreation opportunities by educating the public, engaging with policymakers and protecting access to public land for all.

We are committed to the protection and restoration of the ecological, natural, cultural and historic resources of the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument and National Conservation Lands. Our work will ensure the protection of the resources and responsible access regardless of wealth, privilege or social standing.

From the blog

  • 08.22.17

    Don’t Change Our Monuments – Friends Grassroots Network Open Letter To Secretary Zinke

    Dear Secretary Zinke, We are community leaders representing thousands of local citizen-advocates and volunteer stewards of America’s land-based national monuments. We live in and represent the gateway communities to these treasured places–most of which are part of America’s National Conservation Lands, protected lands that stands proudly alongside our national parks … read more

  • 04.26.17

    Conservation Lands Foundation’s Statement on So-Called Review of National Monuments

    Durango, Colo. (April 26, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on the review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from John Wallin, Acting Executive Director: “This “review” of national monuments is a waste of time and money.  … read more

  • 10.17.16

    Celebrating our Public Lands (and green chile!)

    Residents of Las Cruces, New Mexico can talk all day about our main agricultural crop, green chile.  We eat it on our hamburgers, add it to our breakfast, and even eat it on ice cream.  Our restaurants have green chile in almost every dish, bloody Mary drinks are made with … read more

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