What's at stake
Our lands, our waters, and our communities deserve better than decades of toxic waste and clean-up. Here's what's at stake:
Many communities inside and outside the immediate region of impact rely on the Pecos River for clean, reliable water. These waters recently received Outstanding National Resource Water designation in the Summer of 2022 for their exceptional water quality.
Indian Creek hosts a population of native Rio Grande cutthroat trout. The area is home to elk, deer, bear, mountain lion, grouse, and northern goshawk. The are is also critical habitat for the Mexican Spotted Owl.
Pecos is an outdoor recreation destination: Hiking, fishing, hunting and its proximity to Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Española, Taos, and Albuquerque have made it a gem among outdoor enthusiasts.
Wilderness allows people to reconnect with nature and children to have open space and understand the wonders of the natural world.
Spent by New Mexico in the past for toxic metal clean up in the Pecos