Sierra Club steps up campaign for special places
By Roger Singer, Senior Organizing Manager, Western Region
New Mexico is known as The Land of Enchantment, both for our richly diverse culture and for our richly diverse landscapes, from Otero Mesa to Rio Grande del Norte, from Bandelier to the Organ Mountains and the San Juan Badlands. This mixture of people and places is why so many people want to call New Mexico home, so let’s work together to protect our valued home.
The public lands of New Mexico offer some of the best, most pristine remaining wildlands and rapidly disappearing wildlife habitat left in the Lower 48. Elk, deer and antelope still roam freely, while trout fill our lakes and rivers.
Yet these special places remain unprotected, and shrink in size all too quickly, threatened by urban development, commercial logging, high-impact off-road motor vehicles, overgrazing, increased climate change and other stressors.
Now, the Rio Grande Chapter and Sierra Club’s national Resilient Habitats campaign, recognizing the need to save what remains of our state’s natural beauty, are teaming up
to expand upon our plan to partner with local communities, sportsmen, conservation groups, ranchers, nature lovers, recreationists, and anyone else who wants to see
the last, best parts of New Mexico permanently protected.
We’ve just hired a new community organizer, based in Albuquerque but working with
people statewide, to focus on these conservation goals. This is where you come in. We can’t protect these special places without your grassroots help — and the help of our
elected decision-makers. We want to know what it is that you love about New Mexico’s public lands. We hope you’ll join our renewed commitment to showcase New
Mexico’s natural assets and together endeavor to enjoy, explore and protect the best of what our state has to offer.
To get more directly involved in protecting these wild places and wildlife habitat, contact our office at 505.243.7767 or email@example.com. Together, we can make a difference, protecting our Land of Enchantment.