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 these public lands in New Mexico:
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument (Spring 2013)
Public land protection - Obama, Congress falling short (Spring 2013)
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks a national treasure in southern NM (Fall 2013)
Red River changing course to better health (Summer 2011)
Wetland conservation efforts in the middle Rio Grande Valley
NMWF's Buckman Project near Santa Fe
Habitat Protection Areas for big game
1872 Mining Act