The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.

The National Conservation Lands, also known as the National Landscape Conservation System, contain some of the West’s most spectacular landscapes.  It includes over 878 federally recognized areas and approximately 27 million acres of National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Areas, Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National Scenic and Historic Trails.

National Conservation Lands are part of an active, vibrant landscape where people live, work and play.  They offer exceptional opportunities for recreation, solitude, wildlife viewing, exploring history, scientific research, and a wide range of traditional uses.

Please visit the pages for the National Conservation Lands in New Mexico: 

National Monuments

National Conservation Areas and Similar Designations

National Scenic and Historic Trails

Wild and Scenic Rivers

Wilderness Areas

Wilderness Study Areas


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NM State Trust Lands

Any public use of New Mexico State Trust Lands is strictly under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico State Land Office and requires a recreational access permit. 

For more information visit the New Mexico State Land Office.

Wilderness Areas

Per the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act which became law on March 12, 2019, this web page is currently being updated.  To find more information on the new wilderness areas in New Mexico created by the Act, please visit our John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act page.