N.M. Delegation To Celebrate Great American Outdoors Act Becoming Law

August 12, 2020
Press Release
Virtual event brings together New Mexico conservation community to highlight new law that fully and permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and makes record investments in expanding access to the outdoors

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – At 4:30 p.m. MT/ 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 13, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small will join the conservation community in New Mexico for a virtual celebration of the Great American Outdoors Act being signed into law. 

The delegation will participate in a panel discussion moderated by New Mexico Wild Executive Director Mark Allison and highlight the incredible efforts and contributions of members from New Mexico Wild, the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, the National Parks Conservation Association, the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce, the Partnership for Responsible Business, The Wilderness Society, The Nature Conservancy, New Mexico Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Audubon New Mexico, Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, the Trust for Public Land, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, the Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project, Conservation Voters of New Mexico, Trout Unlimited, and Defenders of Wildlife.

The Great American Outdoors Act is bipartisan, bicameral legislation cosponsored by the entire New Mexico delegation that fully and permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and makes record investments in the infrastructure that improves public lands access and visitor experience and will grow New Mexico's outdoor recreation economy.

***Press interested in registering should RSVP at press@heinrich.senate.govor call (202) 228-1578.***

Albuquerque, N.M. - Tomorrow, Thursday, August 13, 2020


  • U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich 
  • U.S. Senator Tom Udall 
  • U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján 
  • U.S. Representative Deb Haaland 
  • U.S. Representative Xochitl Torres Small 
  • Mark Allison, Executive Director of New Mexico Wild 

WHAT: Virtual Celebration Of Great American Outdoors Act Becoming Law


WHEN:  4:30 p.m. MT / 6:30 p.m. ET


LIVESTREAM: Contact press@heinrich.senate.gov for registration link.