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Otero Mesa and the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative

In July 2011, the Coalition for Otero Mesa developed the following report, which details point-by-point how the campaign to save this wild and beautiful grassland fits perfectly into the Obama Administration’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. In June of 2010, over 400 supporters of protecting Otero Mesa turned out to an administration listening session in Albuquerque. Since that time there have...

A Plea from an Apache Youth

My name is Twyla Rayne. I am an Apache Indian from the Mescalero Reservation. Otero Mesa is more than just a place to me. It’s a sanctuary, it’s a place of peace, understanding, reliability, not only for me, but animals of all sorts, as far as spirits go. I felt spiritually reborn; I am concerned for its spiritual well-being....

Tribal, enviro leaders lobby Obama for N.M. national monument

Phil Taylor and Manuel Quinones, E&E reporters June 30, 2011 Tribal and environmental leaders lobbied the Obama administration this week to designate a national monument on more than a million acres in southern New Mexico, a sacred land to some that contains one of the United States' most intact and ecologically diverse desert grasslands. Members of the Mescalero...

Otero Mesa a Sacred Place to Apache

Albuquerque Journal Sun, Jun 5, 2011 By Ted Rodriguez, Alfred LaPaz, Larry Shay, Houston Murphy, and Styve Homnick / Mescalero Apache Advocates For Otero Mesa National Monument Until a few months ago only a handful of the curious knew the importance of Otero Mesa to the Apache. Otero Mesa is one of the most sacred of places, if...

Walking Between the Worlds: The Life of Styve Homnick

Walking Between the Worlds: The Life of Styve Homnick...

Congressman Heinrich Concerned About Otero Mesa Mining Claims

On June 1st, Congressman Martin Heinrich (D-NM) wrote a letter to the Las Cruces Bureau of Land Management airing concerns over potential impacts of hardrock mining in America’s wildest grassland – Otero Mesa. Click here to read the full letter, and please call Congressman Heinrich to thank him for standing up for Otero Mesa.  In Albuquerque: 505-346-6781 In...

Mining Claims in Otero Mesa Nearly Triple

Mining Claims in Otero Mesa Nearly Triple Geovic Mining Corp goes from staking 68 mining claims to 183 in the heart of America’s wildest grassland FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2011 CONTACT: Nathan Newcomer, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance 505-250-4225 John Cornell, New Mexico Wildlife Federation 575-740-1759 New Mexico Wilderness Alliance* The Wilderness Society* Southwest Environmental Center* New Mexico...

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