Stop Defacing Organ Mountains and Desert Peaks With Irresponsible Littering

Target: Bruce Baizel, Director of the New Mexico Environment Department

Goal: Conserve the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region.

New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks are more than just stunning landscapes; they are living museums of natural history and cultural heritage. Yet, these treasures are imperiled by unchecked development, littering, and resource exploitation. The clock is ticking, and the need for action has never been more urgent.

These mountains and desert peaks are not just scenic vistas; they are also vital habitats for a variety of plant and animal species. Moreover, they hold significant cultural and historical value, including ancient petroglyphs and historical landmarks.

Sign the petition to call upon the New Mexico Environment Department to enact immediate and effective conservation measures for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks. Essential actions should include stricter land-use regulations, public education on responsible tourism, and increased funding for conservation projects.


Dear Director Baizel,

New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks are at a critical juncture. The threats of unchecked development and resource exploitation are casting a dark shadow over this irreplaceable natural and cultural sanctuary. The facts are undeniable: loss of biodiversity, degradation of historical sites, and an uptick in pollution.

We insist on immediate, robust action. A comprehensive strategy is essential, one that goes beyond mere regulations. This should include community involvement in conservation efforts, educational programs to promote responsible tourism, and increased financial support for preservation initiatives.

The stakes are monumental. The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks are not just geographical features; they are the soul of New Mexico’s natural and cultural heritage.

We beseech you to act with the urgency this critical situation demands. Take actions that will not only mitigate the current threats, but also ensure the long-term preservation of New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks.


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