Our Partners


The Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project depends on the generous partnerships of local, regional, and national organizations. Without the support of these organizations, the Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project could not be possible.

Founding Partners


New Mexico wildlife federation

As a founding member of the Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project, the New Mexico Wildlife Federation shares a deep commitment to the mission and goals of the Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project. Founded by Aldo Leopold and New Mexico's oldest conservation organization, The New Mexico Wildlife Federation has been protecting New Mexico’s wildlife, habitat, and public lands for all since 1914. The mission of the Federation is to inspire New Mexicans to conserve public landscapes, watersheds, and wildlife for our children’s future.

Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

A founding member of the Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project, the Friends of the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument helps provide programattic support Nuestra Tierra events and activities on the monument and beyond. Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks seeks to enrich the Las Cruces community and its diverse culture through advocacy, conservation and restoration of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument as a premier example of America’s National Conservation Lands. 


As another founding member of the Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project, Latino Outdoors helped pave the way for this project through its dedicated and successful mission of getting more Latino and Hispano families outdoors. The Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project represents Latino Outdoors outreach in New Mexico. Latino Outdoors is a network of leaders committed to engaging Latinos/as in the outdoors, connecting familias and youth with nature, and supporting our community of storytellers to explore and share their personal experiences. 

Community Partners




The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Sixty percent of Boys & Girls Club members qualify for free or reduced lunches and 44 percent of the families the club serves live on an income of less than $25,000. Nuestra Tierra partners with the Boys & Girls Club to provide its members with culturally relevant, rich outdoor recreation experiences throughout the year.

Families & Youth Inc. - Juvenile Community Corrections Program

The Juvenile Community Corrections (JCC) program is a unique approach to working with system-involved youth. The program utilizes a team approach in providing individualized and intensive wrap-around case management services. Some of the services include life skill development, educational/career development, transitional services (from placement back into the community), community contributions/service, and case management. Nuestra Tierra works with JCC youth in Las Cruces to deliver educational, enriching, and career-minded outdoor recreation opportunities that meet the goal of the JCC program.

Education Partners



Archaeology southwest

For three decades, Archaeology Southwest has practiced a holistic, conservation-based approach to exploring the places of the past. By exploring what makes a place special, sharing this knowledge in innovative ways, and enacting flexible site protection strategies, Archaeology Southwest fosters meaningful connections to the past and respectfully safeguard its irreplaceable resources. Nuestra Tierra partners with Archaeology Southwest to deliver place-based outdoor recreation and education experiences in the Gila National Forest with students and underserved youth from the neighboring mining district communities and Deming, New Mexico.

Audubon New Mexico

Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. The goal of Audubon New Mexico is to be the expert in bird and wildlife conservation and nature education in New Mexico with a strong and sustainably-funded network throughout the state to influence conservation outcomes. Nuestra Tierra partners with Audubon to offer youth from southern New Mexico recreation experiences that involve birding, and the conservation and cultural parallels found through the observation and study of birds.

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