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40th Anniversary Event Details

4th Annual Wilderness Conference

What: What to help protect wild places across New Mexico? Want to better understand how the BLM or Forest Service works? How about the history of wilderness in New Mexico and across the West. These and many more topics surrounding the protection of wildlands will be covered in a fun and informative workshop, the forth held by the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance since our inception in 1997. It will be held on Saturday September 25th, from 9:00a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic La Posada Hotel in downtown Albuquerque. Our Keynote speaker will be Oscar Moctezuma, Executive Director of Naturalia, one of the leading conservation organizations in Mexico. Oscar’s presentations will be about jaguars in northwest Mexico. Recent sightings in New Mexico and Arizona show these magnificent creatures are making their way back into the United States. Oscar will speak to the need for efforts to protect wildlands on both sides of the border. Dave Foreman will also be speaking about the history of wilderness in New Mexico. Longtime wilderness historian and legislative architect Doug Scott will also be giving workshops on the history of the wilderness movement nationally. Other workshops will include:Media and Grassroots, Creating a Citizens Toolbox for Activism, The Politics of Wilderness, How Agencies Work, Broadening our Base and Diversifying the Outreach of the Conservation Community in New Mexico. Cost: $10, Which includes New Mexico style buffet with vegetarian options and snacks at breaks. If you are coming from out of town we highly suggest staying at the Historic La Posada Hotel. (505- 242-9090) They have offered a special rate of $69 for those attending the workshop.
When: September 4, 2004, 9am-4pm
Where: Historic La Posada Hotel, Albuquerque
Contact: If you are coming from out of town we highly suggest staying at the Historic La Posada Hotel. (505- 242-9090) They have offered a special rate of $69 for those attending the workshop.

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