Petroglyphs at the new Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in New Mexico.
President Barack Obama will designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in New Mexico at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The All Indian Pueblo Council, the Tigua Tribe and the Fort Sill Apache Tribe support the designation. The 496,000-acre site includes ancestral villages, petroglyphs and other cultural resources. Obama will designate the monument at the main Interior Department building tomorrow at approximately 4:05pm. The remarks will be webcast at www.whitehouse.gov/live. Get the Story:
Obama to make Organ Mountains national monument (The Las Cruces Sun-News 5/20)
NM to get second monument (The Albuquerque Journal 5/20)
Obama to make 500,000 acres in New Mexico off limits to developers (The Washington Post 5/20)
Tribal, pueblo leaders tour proposed Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument (The Las Cruces Sun-News 5/3)
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