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Addressing Climate Change Through Policy Action

We connect the people of New Mexico to their political power to protect our air, land and water for a healthy Land of Enchantment.

 

Current Priority

Restoring & Protecting Our Lands

There are hundreds of abandoned uranium mines in northwestern New Mexico that many companies have walked away and left a toxic mess.

 

Current Priority

Climate Action Now

Relying on oil, coal and natural gas for the bulk of our energy needs is a losing proposition. Fortunately, New Mexico boasts a wealth of clean, renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind, biofuels, geothermal sources and more.

 

Current Priority

Connecting New Mexicans with Their Political Power

Moving forward, state leadership can center New Mexicans in the decision-making process by creating a culture of transparency, and addressing obstacles to full public participation in the policy process, such as language barriers, technology and access, and more.

 

Current Priority

Conserving Public Lands, Water & Wildlife

New Mexico’s natural beauty, cultural diversity, and vast public lands consistently draw new residents to the state each year, increasing demand for already scarce water resources through increased development.

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Rio Chama Wilderness Study Area

Adjacent to the Chama River Canyon Wilderness in Northern New Mexico, this landscape is carved by the Rio Chama— a designated Wild and Scenic River.
Photo: Bob Wick.

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Learn about the initiatives that CVNM is actively working on–from mobilizing voters to creating policies that turn into laws.

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Combine Efforts

We collaborate with partners across our state to support pro-conservation legislation and political candidates. Learn about how success is dependant upon collaborative efforts.

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There are many ways to engage your political power — building collective political power, creating public policy that matters, and advocating for environmental champions in our legislature!

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Action Alerts

Stay informed of urgent actions needed
By Public Lands, Water & Wildlife, Agendas, Accountability, Legislature, People & Health, Water Quality & Land Restoration, Updates, Petitions, Featured Stories

Need to Fully Fund Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund

December 5, 2023

Created during the 2023 legislative session, the Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund (LOE) does what has never been done in New Mexico. It invests long-term in supporting statewide programs that help protect and restore our lands, water, wildlife, and cultural heritage. 

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Legislative Outcomes & Updates

Track the results of the latest Legislative Session 
By Public Lands, Water & Wildlife, Agendas, Outcomes, Focus Areas, Legislators, Climate & Energy, Legislature, Updates, Press Releases

Legislature Secures Once-In-A-Generation Climate and Conservation Funding

February 19, 2024

This year, the New Mexico Legislature passed a $10.2 billion budget including the most significant environmental investments in state history. Over $400 million was allocated to  once-in-a-generation climate and conservation programs in the state’s budget bill, House Bill 2.

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Success Stories

Celebrate Community and Individual Successes
By Public Lands, Water & Wildlife, Success Stories, Water Quality & Land Restoration

L Bar Ranch

November 20, 2023

To know the land deeply and intimately requires time and patience.” 
These were the words spoken by Theresa Pasqual on June 29, 2022, at the Dancing Eagle event center. A program director for the Pueblo of Acoma and a CVNM Board Director, Theresa spoke to a gathering that included Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, Tribal leaders, and Trust for Public Land (TPL) representatives.

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Building a Pro-Conservation Coalition

The climate crisis cannot be solved by one organization alone. We work with community members like you, partner organizations, and legislators across the state to address the issues that impact New Mexicans so we can protect our quality of life for generations to come.

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