IMPORTANT - Attention All OHVers Important Meeting This Friday

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January 23, 2014 10:51 AM

IMPORTANT - Attention All OHVers Important Meeting This Friday

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

Senator Udall and Senator Heinrich have introduced a bill to make a National Monument out of most of the land on the west side of Las Cruces and most of the Organ Mountains. Within this Monument would be 8 wilderness areas.  It would extend from Hatch most of the way to the Mexican border. 

There is to be a meeting at the Ramada Palms on the corner of Valley and University on Friday, January 24, 2014, 3:00 PM.  Doors will open at 2:15. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and people from the BLM are going to speak. (See Department of Interior Media Advisory below.)

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107 

Media Advisory
Secretary Jewell to Join Senators Udall, Heinrich in Visit to New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – On Friday, January 24, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich in a visit to the Organ Mountains region of south-central New Mexico. While there, Jewell will spend time exploring the area and will attend a public meeting hosted by Senators Udall and Heinrich regarding the community's vision to preserve, protect and enhance some of the public lands located in Do¤a Ana County.

The Organ Mountains stand just east of Las Cruces, extending for 20 miles and rising to nearly 9,000 feet in elevation. The area is home to a diversity of wildlife, including peregrine falcons and other raptors, as well as mountain lions and other mammals. The Bureau of Land Management currently manages over one million acres in Do¤a Ana County which is a popular destination for outdoor recreation, including hiking, camping, hunting and mountain biking. The area also hosts significant prehistoric cultural and historic sites.

At the invitation of the two Senators, Jewell will join Udall and Heinrich, as well as Principal Deputy Director at the Bureau of Land Management Neil Kornze, for a public listening session on the community's conservation priorities in the area. The community meeting will take place Friday at 3pm MST at the Ramada Palms Las Cruces.

WHO
    Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
    Neil Kornze, Principal Deputy Director at the Bureau of Land Management
    Tom Udall, U.S. Senator from New Mexico
    Martin Heinrich, U.S. Senator from New Mexico
    Local leaders and community members

WHAT
    Community Meeting

WHEN
    Friday, January 24, 2014
    3:00 p.m. MST

WHERE
    Ramada Palms Las Cruces - Grand Ballroom
    201 E University Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88005

RSVP
    Media interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP here by 6:00 p.m. MST on Thursday, January 23.
    NOTE: Doors will open at 2:15 p.m. MST; members of the public will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
 

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