New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

Mailing Address: PO Box 25464, Albuquerque, NM 87125
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 843-8696
NTEE Code: C- Environment
Mission Statement:

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is a grassroots organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued enjoyment of New Mexico's wildlands and Wilderness Areas. Founded in 1997, we achieve our mission through administrative protection and federal Wilderness designation.

Primary Programs:

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance works to protect the wild public lands that make New Mexico the Land of Enchantment.  Our priorities are to protect our best public lands, and actively educate people about the importance of Wilderness preservation, restoration and endangered wildlife such as the Mexican wolf.  We accomplish this work through public outreach with our hikes and volunteer service projects, grassroots organizing, GIS mapping, and scientific research.

Our Let’s Get Wild! Program offers multiple opportunities to specifically engage youth and adults in hands-on wilderness education projects and outdoor recreation. With offices in Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Las Cruces and Santa Fe, as well as staff members in Mora and Silver City, our educational outreach efforts cover the state. The Let’s Get Wild program helps people experience the natural beauty of New Mexico and understand the important role wild public lands play in the sustainability of our natural resources and wildlife.
Our current campaigns are working to establish the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area.  We are also fighting to protect the last remaining grasslands of Otero Mesa.  In additional we are also supporting protection of public lands for Columbine Hondo Wilderness, and protection of wilderness quality lands in Chaco Culture Historical Park and  El Malpais National Monument.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $750,000 - $999,999
Personnel: 10 to 29 FTE
Executive Director:

Mark Allison

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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