My Nonprofit Reviews
Wild New Mexico
Review for New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Albuquerque, NM, USA
After several decades of doing volunteer environmental work with many groups I became involved with New Mexico Wilderness Alliance from its beginning. It has the finest publications (brochures, newsletter, wild guide) you find anywhere. It does an excellent job of grassroots organizing and participation (ie. regular local field trips, work projects, social gatherings). It galvanized this diverse community around wilderness in a way I have never seen (600 wilderness supporters at a public hearing on wilderness). It reaches out to the less populated areas of the state in a way I have not seen in the many decades with 4 paid employees in three locations in the southern part of the state.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
They have been able to get Wilderness designated in a state that ranks at the bottom among the western state in the percent of Wilderness designated since 1964.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would find a way to get more revenue to the organization so they could do even better.
Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?
How much of an impact do you think this organization has?
Will you tell others about this organization?
How did you learn about this organization?
Involvement with other Wilderness groups
What is this organization's top short-term priority?
Getting Wilderness designation in those areas that are currently at the top of the list (ie, Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Wilderness)
What is its top priority in the long run?
Getting all the areas in New Mexico that have been identified as qualifying for Wilderness by the organization designated as Wilderness.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?