Udall, Heinrich Secure Historic New Mexico Conservation Wins in Public Lands Package

Udall, Heinrich Secure Historic New Mexico Conservation Wins in Public Lands Package

Senators successfully fought for measures to permanently authorize Land and Water Conservation Fund, and establish largest new wilderness addition in New Mexico since 1980

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich voted to pass the Natural Resources Management Act, a historic bipartisan public lands package that includes several New Mexico conservation priorities championed by Udall and Heinrich, including landmark legislation to permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), along with three major bills to establish wilderness within the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks (OMDP) National Monument and Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.