New Mexico is blessed with millions of acres of public land, providing unparalleled opportunity to hunt and fish in some of the scenic landscapes on earth. NMWF believes we must protect our public lands to ensure that this treasure is inherited by future generations.
In its early days, New Mexico Wildlife Federation helped establish the world's first dedicated wilderness area, the Gila Wilderness. Since then we have worked to protect such iconic areas as the Valle Vidal, the Rio Grande del Norte region near Taos and the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks area around Las Cruces.
We will continue to speak up for healthy public lands and for access to those lands by hunters and anglers because they are crucial to maintaining our outdoor traditions.
Click on any of the links below to learn more about public lands and wildlife habitat in New Mexico:
Department of Interior OKs additional studies on Gila diversion (November 2015)
Gila diversion project is unnecessary, expensive and wasteful (Spring 2014)
Collaborative NM watershed restoration efforts accelerate (Summer 2015)
Red River changing course to better health (Summer 2011)
Protected public lands
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument (Spring 2013)
Obama, Congress falling short on public land protection (Spring 2013)
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument (Fall 2013)
State of the Game
In 2014 we started a series in the Outdoor Reporter called "State of the Game," with individual stories focusing on the status of big game stocks in New Mexico. Click on any of the following links:
State of the Game - Elk
State of the Game - Deer
State of the Game - Antelope
State of the Game - Bighorn
State of the Game - Turkey
State of the Game - Exotic species
State of the Game - Bear and Cougar
State of the Game - Trout