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Media Advisory: Stand With Our Monuments Press Event

To mark the end of the Interior Department’s review period of 27 national monuments, the New Mexico Wildlife Federation will host a press event with Senator Martin Heinrich, representatives from Senator Tom Udall and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham’s offices, and local elected officials and business owners to discuss the importance of our national monuments to New Mexico.

New Mexico’s newest national monuments, Rio Grande del Norte and Organ Mountains Desert Peaks, are both on the list of monuments being reviewed. These monuments enjoy widespread support throughout the state and are crucial areas for wildlife. Both monuments connect us to our shared cultural heritage, and provide opportunities for all Americans to recreate in the outdoors.

What: Press event in support of New Mexico’s national monuments.


  • S. Senator Martin Heinrich D-NM
  • Garrett Vene Klasen, New Mexico Wildlife Federation
  • Darien Fernandez, Taos Town Council
  • Representative from Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office
  • Representative from Senator Tom Udall’s office
  • Representative from REI
  • Additional community leaders to be determined

When: Thursday, August 24, 12 – 2 PM

Where: REI

1550 Mercantile Avenue, Northeast

Albuquerque, NM 87107

Additional Info: Senator Heinrich will be in attendance from 12:15 – 1:15 pm. Portions of the event will be broadcast live on the New Mexico Wildlife Federation Facebook page. The event will take place in the parking lot and light snacks will be provided.