• Introducing our new Executive Director, Patrick Nolan

    Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks is pleased to announce the selection of Patrick Nolan as our next executive director. Patrick comes to Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks from his position American Federation of Teachers New Mexico. Patrick Nolan was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. His mother was a high school teacher in Detroit Public […]

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  • Applications are now open for Spring 2018 Artist-in-Residence!

    “Call to Artists: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Artist in Residence Program” Las Cruces, New Mexico” The Friends of Organ Mountains Desert Peaks and Bureau of Land Management announce a call to artists to apply for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Artist in Residence Program to take place May 1-31, 2018. Entries for the […]

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  • Friends Launch Search for Executive Director

    Executive Director Position Announcement POSITION TITLE:    Executive Director REPORTING TO:       Board President LOCATION:                Las Cruces, NM ORGANIZATION:     Friends of the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks POSTING CLOSES: December 1st ORGANIZATION’S MISSION AND PURPOSE: MISSION: Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks seeks to enrich our community and diverse cultures through advocacy, conservation and restoration of the […]

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  • Executive Director, Ben Gabriel Bids Friends Farewell

    Dear Members and Supporters of the Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, Serving you, our community, and this organization has been one of the highlights of my career. Las Cruces is an enchanting and friendly place unlike any other, framed by a tremendous new national monument that you helped protect for future generations. I’m writing […]

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  • We condemn racist violence and intolerance in Charlottesville, VA

    Ver abajo para versión en español. IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT Yamila Pino, (202) 440-1432 / (202) 660-1433 Mark Antoniewicz, mark@hiphopcaucus.org, 202-506-5882 Environmental and Public Interest Groups Condemn Racist Violence and Intolerance in Charlottesville, Virginia WASHINGTON, D.C. — A broad coalition of environmental, public health and public interest groups, including prominent African American […]

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  • NEW RESEARCH STUDY HIGHLIGHTS SCIENTIFIC AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL VALUE OF ORGAN MOUNTAINS-DESERT PEAKS NATIONAL MONUMENT

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2017 CONTACT: Ben Gabriel, Executive Director Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks (575) 639-4384 | ben@organmtnfriends.org   NEW RESEARCH STUDY HIGHLIGHTS SCIENTIFIC AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL VALUE OF ORGAN MOUNTAINS-DESERT PEAKS NATIONAL MONUMENT 160 known sites, thousands of yet undiscovered sites, represent over 13,000 years of important historic and cultural resources  LAS CRUCES, […]

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  • Monument Review Update and Next Steps

    Monument Review Update The 60-day comment period for national monument review came to a close on July 10, after President Donald Trump signed an executive order on April 26 directing the Department of the Interior to review two decades’ worth of national monument designations, including Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks. At the outset of this review, […]

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  • July 2017 Newsletter

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