Sunday, November 5, 2017

Special eNEWS Delivery | New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

November eNews
Gila Wilderness Threatened by Proposed Military Overflights
We recently learned that Holloman Air Force Base is planning military training exercises above the Gila on a scale that would devastate the peace, quiet and solitude that make our state's largest and oldest Wilderness Area so special. We discovered that they plan to conduct 10,000 sorties annually above the Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness Areas. Yes, you read that right: an average of almost 30 flights each day. We understand that these "overflights" will be low altitude jets screaming only 500 feet above the National Forest and 2,000 feet above Wilderness. What's more, they propose to drop 30,000 magnesium flares each year and "defensive chaff" while doing so. Their proposal would mean that all of the wilderness areas, wilderness study areas and the entire Gila National Forest would look and sound like a war zone. Read more 
New Mexico Wild to Hire Public Lands Fellow
in Las Cruces
New Mexico Wild seeks a full-time Public Lands Fellow for a  minimum of two-year term to be based out of Las Cruces or the surrounding area. This Fellowship will provide hands-on experience to an individual in the beginning of their conservation career to observe, learn and contribute to a seasoned team in a bellwether conservation state to defend the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and public lands; advance place-based conservation campaigns; and grow, diversify and engage our base of grassroots support. Apply todayand gain valuable experience! 
New Mexico Wild Seeks Part-time Admin Assistant
for Albuquerque
Facebook Join My List LogoNew Mexico Wild seeks an experienced professional to join its team as an administrative assistant. The individual selected will provide administrative support to our office team and aid in the day-to-day operations. The ideal candidate will competently handle a range of administrative duties, while being able to work independently and as part of a team. This person must be well-organized, flexible and enjoy ever-changing challenges. Apply today and make a real difference in New Mexico! 
Raffle: Win a Guided Grand Canyon Trip!
We are selling raffle tickets for a fantastic adventure, just $5 each, to benefit New Mexico Wild. The winner will receive a $1000 gift certificate that can be used toward a guided backpacking trip into the Grand Canyon. Thanks to sponsor Wildland Trekking for donating the trip. For more information, email or call 505.843.8696, ext. 100. Enter to Win  
Call for Volunteers: Silent Auction Donations
We are planning a silent auction as part of our Albuquerque holiday party. If you would like to help us with acquiring donations from local businesses, please contactevan@nmwild.orgProceeds from the silent auction will go toward protecting our precious Wilderness, wildlife, and water. 
Call for Volunteers: Newsletter Delivery
 The Winter edition of our New Mexico WILD!newsletter is ready to hit the stands, and we need helpers to deliver them to our vendors. If you live in/near Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, Silver City, Las Cruces, or anyplace you think our newsletter should be, and you'd like to help us spread the word, please Time is of the essence!! 
Upcoming Events
"Wilderness Under Siege"
November 6, Santa Fe
November 7, Albuquerque
Join George Wuerthner, Wilderness Watch's Advocate-Organizer, for a discussion about the history of the Wilderness Act, threats to Wilderness and wildness, and why we need more Wilderness.George is a well-known writer on conservation issues, having published 38 books and innumerable articles, essays, and opinion pieces. He's given hundreds of presentations around the country on Wilderness, wildfire, livestock grazing, wildlife protection, and other public land issues. View Albuquerque Event Details
WILDERNESS: Land Untrammeled Poetry Reading 
November 11
Continuing this celebration of art and Wilderness, Page Coleman Gallery will host a reading by the poets whose work is featured in in the show, as well as in a limited edition, hand-bound book of the poems. Each book is signed by the twenty participating poets and includes their bios. Proceeds from the exhibit benefit New Mexico Wild. The art exhibit and poetry event is produced by Collective Perception: A group of community-minded artists. View Event Details 
Apache Kid Wilderness Workshop  
November 18
Held at the Springtime Campground and the Apache Kid Wilderness, this combination camp-out and workshop will focus on wilderness character in the Apache Kid Wilderness with a goal of gaining the input of Forest Service staff and the public for the Apache Kid Wilderness Character Narrative. During this workshop, you will learn what wilderness character is, why it's important, and discover how you perceive wilderness character in the Apache Kid Wilderness. View Details 
NM Wild Albuquerque Holiday Party
and Friendraiser

December 1
Please join us for our annual Membership Meeting, Holiday Soiree, and Friendraiser! There will be food, music, a silent auction, and good cheer to share with fellow lovers of wilderness. View Event Details
NM Wild Las Cruces Holiday Party
and Friendraiser

December 8
Please join us for our annual Las Cruces Holiday Soiree, and Friendraiser! There will be food and good cheer to share with fellow lovers of wilderness. Meet the New Mexico Wild staff and hear the most current news about public lands protection in New Mexico!  View Event Details

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New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, 142 Truman St. NE, Ste. B1, Albuquerque, NM 87108

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