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About the Southern New Mexico Group

The Southern New Mexico Group of the Rio Grande Chapter includes dedicated activists and members across the southern half of New Mexico, working to protect our land, water, and air resources for this and future generations. Top priorities include protecting special places like the Organ Mountains ­Desert Peaks National Monument and Otero Mesa, as well as advocacy for wildlife, like the endangered Mexican Grey Wolf.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 735
Mesilla, NM, 88046

Chair: Howie Dash, howiedash@aol.com(575) 652-7550

Header photo by Patrick Alexander

Southern New Mexico news

Community secures health, climate concessions on Newman 6

Community secures health, climate concessions on Newman 6
On August 17, the Chaparral Coalition for Community Health and the Environment, the Sierra Club, and Earthworks (the Community Groups) reached an agreement with El Paso Electric (EPE) that will substantially reduce air pollution in El Paso and southern New ... Read More

What it’s like to live in an industry sacrifice zone

What it's like to live in an industry sacrifice zone
Some people call it economic diversity for Lea County, N.M. I recall the days when I would see a calm and dry desert scene common in this area, with cows and the occasional coyote or rabbit. Now I see red ... Read More

Speak Out – Oppose F-16 Training Airspace over the Gila!

Speak Out - Oppose F-16 Training Airspace over the Gila!
Submit your public comments by January 31, 2020 to Peaceful Gila Skies Holloman Air Force Base (AFB) in Alamogordo wants to expand its F-16 pilot training airspace across southwestern New Mexico. Although the Air Force acknowledges that current airspace is adequate ... Read More

Gila River Festival – September 19-22

Gila River Festival - September 19-22
The Gila Conservation Coalition hosts the 15th annual Gila River Festival September 19-22, 2019 in Silver City, New Mexico and along the Gila River ... Read More