Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument's new Whitethorn Wilderness Area is named for whitethorn acacia, a native shrub that can be seen growing in abundance. The plant provides sustenance to the quail and desert mule deer who call this landscape home. #WildernessWednesday
The rocky mountains and remote Chihuahuan Desert scrublands and grasslands in the new East Potrillo Mountains Wilderness are home to some of the most rugged topography and expansive views within Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. 📸 David Soules#WildernessWednesday
5 years ago today was a historic achievement for, and by, New Mexicans—@BarackObama officially proclaimed Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks a national monument. It was long clear this stunning landscape deserved to be a nat'l monument, but on 5/21/14, it became official. #OMDP4NM
ICYMI: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument turns 5 today
As Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument marks 5th birthday, visitation rising
5 years ago today was a great moment for the people of New Mexico: After years of work by the community to protect Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, the Obama White House announced that this stunning landscape would become a National Monument. Excited to celebrate #OMDP this week!
Trump is threatening to destroy even more national monuments, including: 💀Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou 💀New England's Northeast Canyons and Seamounts 💀New Mexico's Rio Grande Del Norte, and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks 💀Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters 💀Nevada's Gold Butte
Three years ago today New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks area was named a national monument! (pic by )