Thursday, September 17, 2009WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today introduced legislation that will protect the scenic landscapes of the Organ Mountains in Doña Ana County. The bill, called the Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks Wilderness Act, creates wilderness and conservation areas that would provide for continued public use while protecting the granite peaks of the Organ Mountains and the volcanic cinder cones of the Potrillo Mountains, among other public lands in the County.
You can read the text of the press release from Sen. Udall here. For more information about the legislation, visit Senator Bingman’s site here. I have also added Senator Bingaman’s ‘organmtns_factsheet about the legislation to the web site.