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New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

New Mexico Wild is hosting a celebration of New Mexico’s thirteen new wilderness areas on Saturday, June 1 along with featured guest, Representative Deb Haaland. 

Representative Haaland will deliver brief remarks about the federal lands package that established over 270,000 acres of new wilderness in New Mexico this spring as well as ongoing efforts to protect New Mexico’s public lands and wild places at the congressional level. Afterward, New Mexico Wild will lead guests on a short hike with Representative Haaland.


Wilderness Celebration and Hike


Featured Guest, Representative Deb Haaland; Governor Wilfred Herrera, Pueblo of Laguna; Mark Allison, Executive Director at New Mexico Wild; Francisco Valenzuela, U.S. Forest Service 


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Doc Long Picnic Site B 

7562 Sandia Crest Road

Cedar Crest, New Mexico 87008


Saturday, June 1

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

About the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance or “New Mexico Wild” is a non-profit 501 (C)(3), independent, homegrown, grassroots, conservation organization dedicated to the protection, restoration and continued respect of New Mexico’s wildlands and Wilderness areas. 

 With staff and thousands of supporters throughout the state, New Mexico Wild is dedicated to the rights and the value of citizen involvement in protecting increasingly rare wild places within public lands. Just as freedom is every American’s birthright so too is Wilderness.