New Mexico

Sand Ranch, Area of Critical Environmental Concern Near Roswell lesser prairie chicken

Throughout the Southwest and Midwest, the lesser prairie-chicken’s population size and geographic range have dramatically diminished due to the widespread conversion of native prairie grasslands to agricultural uses, leaving Southeast New Mexico as one of the bird’s most important undisturbed… Read More

Gila National Forest Gila National Forest

Significant portions of Animas Creek in the heart of Gila National Forest are now protected from potential development, thanks to an agreement that we negotiated between a private landowner and the U.S. Forest Service. More than 520 acres on six inholdings, which… Read More

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: New Mexico Glorieta Pass

Glorieta Pass In March 1862, while Confederates from Texas battled a combined force of U. S. Regulars and volunteers from Colorado and New Mexico along the Santa Fe Trail near Glorieta Pass, a Union flanking column moved behind the Confederates’… Read More


Mike Ford
Mike Ford Nevada
(702) 655-8167

As Nevada and Southwest Director, Mike Ford leads some of our biggest and most complex conservation efforts, including a project that protected nearly 100 miles of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim.  For inquiries in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, or Utah, please contact Mike.