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Wild  Lands, Water and Wildlife even and Lobyist training . 

February 13, 2019



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Wild  Lands, Water and Wildlife event and Lobyist training

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There were many more's Groups on the ground floor that are listed here, if you were there representing an organization and you want to be added to the list send me your information and in what status you are involved,  participating organization, or sponsor.   I will need full contact information web link and the logo if you have one.  The idea is to allow people to browse the list of organizations and link to them for additional information. I am not from there with all the organizations if you have Questions about these organizations please contact them directly.  This page is a nonprofit, it wasn't meant that way that's just how it works out. I'm good with that.  If these organizations are soliciting funds I'm also good with that.  No I don't get a kickback.  I'm living large and Social Security so I'm good to go.

Sierra Club: Rio Grande Chapter

Nonprofit Organization · Albuquerque, New Mexico

Check out our fresh website at riograndesierraclub.org and DONATE at http://bit.ly/18iVj9q

Defenders of Wildlife

Nonprofit Organization · Washington, District of Columbia

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.

Union of Concerned Scientists

Nonprofit Organization

Science for a healthy planet and safer world

Western Environmental Law Center

Lawyer & Law Firm · Eugene, Oregon

The Western Environmental Law Center uses the power of the law to safeguard the public lands, wildlife, and communities of the American West in the face of a changing climate.

Conservation Voters New Mexico

Nonprofit Organization · Santa Fe, New Mexico

Protecting our Land of Enchantment, one vote at a time

Amigos Bravos

Environmental Conservation Organization · Taos, New Mexico

Amigos Bravos is a well-established nationally recognized state-wide water conservation organization in New Mexico.

Gila Resources Information Project

Environmental Conservation Organization · Silver City, New Mexico


Environment New Mexico

Nonprofit Organization · Albuquerque, New Mexico

Environment New Mexico, a project of Environment America, is a policy and action group with one mission: to build a greener, healthier world.

WildEarth Guardians

Nonprofit Organization · Santa Fe, New Mexico

WildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.

Gila Conservation Coalition

Nonprofit Organization · Silver City, New Mexico

www.gilaconservation.org Organized in 1984 to protect the free flow of the Gila and San Francisco Rivers and the wilderness characteristics of the Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness areas.

Adelante Progressive Caucus


Adelante Progressive Caucus will help the Democratic Party represent all people through social, racial, economic, gender, and environment justice.

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

Environmental Conservation Organization · Albuquerque, New Mexico

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) grassroots organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued enjoyment of New Mexico’s wildlands and Wilderness Areas.

About the Venue

New Mexico State Legislature



Overview of event,  a bit of editorializing, and a touch of history.

On February 13, 2019 an event named "Wildlands Water and Wildlife, For All New Mexicans" plus a lobbyist training Sponsored by the Sierra Club Happened in the New Mexico State Capitol Building located in Santa Fe New Mexico.  The event ran approximately 8 AM to 3 PM.   There were many tables set up by Environmental and animal rights groups.  There were local groups as well as national groups represented. The purpose of these events are to educate the public, and the legislature, as to how fragile our world "Gaia" And how easily it can be damaged permanently.  I attended the event, as a Humanitarian, Environment, and a Wildlife advocate. In addition, I participate as a photographer and a lobbyist and training. Many of those photographs are posted to a separate section on this website.  For those of you who are not currently involved in environmental and wildlife activism, it is recommend. Many individuals dedicate their whole life to saving the world by saving the environment and wildlife diversity, Even if you cannot write big checks, you can provide some of your time to maintain and enhance the quality of life for everyone. You may not win but at least you tried.

For those that are not aware New Mexico convenes its legislature every year, the sessions alternate between 30-day session for one year and a 60-day session for the next year.   We have a citizen legislature they are not paid, they receive Per Diem while the legislature is in session.  With in all government bodies there are some tireless hard-working extremely intelligent people.  There are also tireless hard-working lobbyists with the best interest of and the overall quality of life for everyone. These lobbyists are dedicated to protecting the general welfare and quality of life for all living things.  There are individuals and groups of individuals that can only be described as obstructionist, self-serving greedy individuals. They appear to be stuck in the 1870s national Paradigm of how things are done.   Sometimes obsolete arcane traditions need to be updated from the 19th century.   More often than not moving ahead can cause heated conflict.  This is not necessarily a bad thing; it creates a self-regulating system of checks and balances.  

I am on a fixed income, they call it retirement, I call it marginalized poverty.    I can donate a little bit of time now and then, and can even afford to make a trip occasionally. If I do, nothing more than stand in a crowd in to make it larger, I have done something.   Anyone can write letters to an editor, if everybody just did a little bit there is a good chance we could take back control of our government, which is slipping away at this point, because people do not participate.   In ancient Greece, where democracy was founded everyone had to participate in government no one was exempt.   


One thing that differs from many states is security is virtually invisible, no one walking around in body armor carrying automatic weapons.  The main rotunda is actually a used as a community forum.  The center portion of the rotunda the area under the dome is used for press conferences.  I could be wrong but it appears to only be one elevator that is available to the public in the building.   There also appears to be no maps of the building available to the public, this could be a security issue.  You find your way around by trial and error or asking for directions. This year a law was passed prohibiting guns in the gallery overlooking the Senate house   and the House of Representatives. You can still carry guns in the main areas of the capitol.  To my knowledge no one is ever been shot in the capitol, some kind of strange truce exists.   I found invigorating is they have vendors roaming around inside the capital.  When I was there on the 13th they had a vendor selling pretty chintzy Valentines arrangements made out of fake flowers and balloons,  they had at least one vendor selling food, and a couple of vendors selling artisan jewelry.  I am sure they had a permit. Can you imagine someone selling cookies in the rotunda of the Capitol in Washington D.C.?  


The information on this page including all the photographs are free to use by any organization or person,  in a positive way.   If you're going to commercialize any of this information, get permission from   the people that own the material.   The photographs are mine,  they are copyrighted, they are watermarked.    Please do not try to remove the watermarks or edit the macro file, That's just wrong. If you want a high-resolution copy of an image let me know,  I'd be more happy to send it to you.  if you are going to make money off my photos I want to share.  Specifics who are free to use this any of the organizations listed above,  any environmental or wildlife advocacy group.  Any private individual who just thinks it's a cool picture and would like to have a copy. The way the images are formatted on the page you can actually download by clicking on the lower right-hand corner of the icon.  This image is watermarked,  and is of a lower resolution than the original, Internet constraints, you don't want to wait a week for a photograph to download to your smart phone.  play nice. any illegal use of this material as described in federal and state law,  will be reported.  Unacceptable uses bullying, Hate crimes, or threatening people.  You will be delt with.


 mcc February 24, 2019