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This Saturday: Seize the Moment for Otero Mesa

 


We have been fighting for years to protect New Mexico’s greatest wild places.
Now is a critical moment– our government is primed to listen.
Will you help us speak out?

Please join us this Saturday at the Pyramid Marriott for a Public Listening Session on the President’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. This is a once-in-a-lifetime, historical opportunity for you to speak directly to America’s top land management officials about the wild places that matter to you.

President Obama established America’s Great Outdoors Initiative in April to develop a conservation and recreation agenda for the 21st Century that reconnects Americans with our Great Outdoors, and to take action to preserve, restore and protect vital natural treasures.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and other principals from the Department of Interior, US Dept. of Agriculture, and EPA will be in attendance this Saturday to listen to local opinions regarding the restoration and conservation of America’s natural and cultural resources. Comment and breakout sessions will be held from 1:30 to 4:00.

RSVP to Nathan Newcomer at nathan@nmwild.org or 505-843-8696 x 1006


We have chartered a bus from Southern New Mexico for folks from Las Cruces and T or C to attend!
There are 37 more seats left as of Wednesday– call us up if you want to get on the bus!

Please contact us ASAP if you’re interested in helping us make phone calls to NMWA members.
We will provide talking points to anyone interested in attending or phone banking.
We need a big turnout, and we’re encouraging everyone to attend!
 
BASIC TALKING POINTS FOR SATURDAY’S DISCUSSION:

America’s Great Outdoors is an opportunity to transform conservation for the 21st century, and leave a legacy that future generations can enjoy. Our public lands belong to all Americans and provide us with clean supplies of drinking water, healthy air, and an opportunity to experience wildlife and nature. Please tell the Obama administration to implement the following priority items that will benefit all New Mexicans.

  • Permanent protection of Otero Mesa as a National Monument — the largest remaining wild grassland left in New Mexico — will not only preserve a rich hunting tradition in the area, but will also help safeguard a vast source of precious water.
  • The El Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area in the Ute Mountain area will protect the amazing high desert along New Mexico’s river, the wild and scenic Rio Grande. This designation will protect important wildlife corridors.
  • Wilderness designation for the Organ Mountains, with additional protection through a National Conservation Area in Doña Ana County, will keep the rugged peaks and recreational trails of Southern New Mexico accessible to Americans for generations to come.
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Coalition for Otero Mesa
Phone: (505) 843-8696 | Fax: (505) 843-8697
Email: oteromesa@yahoo.com
Contact us for more information about the Coalition for Otero Mesa, oil & gas development, or the ongoing effort to protect the last wild lands and open spaces in New Mexico.