CVNM Blog


What you can do to support immigrant families

Our staff at the CVNM family of organizations is saddened and outraged by the events taking place on our borders. We have heard from many of our supporters that they want to know more about how they can get involved and fight back. Here is some information from our allied organizations who work on immigration [read more…]


Two weekends in June: Help keep New Mexico paintable

New Mexico is famously paintable. Our rich cultural history and beautiful landscapes have been drawing artists here for generations. Support Local Artists and Conservation Voters New Mexico Oakley Art Studio and City of Mud art gallery will be open for a special event June 16-17 and 23-24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Several featured artists will donate [read more…]


CVNM joins national campaign to save our best parks program

America’s most important conservation and recreation program will expire in less than a year unless Congress acts. For 52 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has protected national parks and open spaces in every corner of the United States. But in less than 52 weeks, it could be gone forever and along with [read more…]


What do voters want? Conservation candidates!

Tuesday night’s primary was a big night of wins and some disappointments, but overall the primary election was a huge success for candidates who made it clear that they care about New Mexico’s air, land, water and communities. None of this would have been possible without you! Thank you for supporting Conservation Voters New Mexico [read more…]


Halt Holtec: get involved

Have you heard about the proposed Holtec facility in southeastern New Mexico? An international company called Holtec wants to bring high-level radioactive waste from for-profit nuclear reactors around the country and store it at a site between Carlsbad and Hobbs. Tax payers would be on the hook for this facility, not to mention the dangers [read more…]


Speak up: don’t let Zinke cut you out of the methane conversation

Defend public health and taxpayer money. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is rewriting a rule for capturing methane waste on public and tribal lands. The proposed rule falls far short of the protections our health and environment need. Submit your public comment now.» Colorado College’s 2018 Conservation in the West poll, released last month, showed that [read more…]


We’re hiring: Communications Associate

Title: Communications Associate Status: Exempt Reports to: CVNM & CVNM Education Fund Communications Director Description: Conservation Voters New Mexico and our sister organization CVNM Education Fund are statewide nonprofit environmental organizations that believe protecting our environment begins with the people of New Mexico. The vision of CVNM & CVNM Education Fund is for New Mexicans [read more…]


Progress is being made on the Four Corners area

On March 11, the Santa Fe New Mexican published an important opinion piece regarding one of the biggest debates in New Mexico’s recent legislative session. The piece, authored by CVNM Board President Noah Long and Mike Eisenfeld with San Juan Citizen’s Alliance, seeks to tell the full story of the debate and efforts surrounding SB [read more…]


Gov. Martinez’s actions on environmental bills

Gov. Martinez had until Wednesday, March 7 to act on bills that reached her desk, including the state budget. Here are the outcomes of the bills and appropriations we supported and opposed during the legislative session: Budget actions: Martinez line-item vetoed $220,000 from the budget for the Renewable Energy Transmission Authority operating costs in 2019. [read more…]


Garrett VeneKlasen for Commissioner of Public Lands

Conservation Voters New Mexico Action Fund is proud to endorse Garrett VeneKlasen to be the next Commissioner of Public Lands. The Commissioner of Public Lands, commonly referred to as State Land Commissioner, is charged with generating and optimizing revenue from state trust lands to support public education and other beneficiary institutions, while simultaneously striving to [read more…]