Organ Mountains to become national monument

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – On Monday, the White House confirmed President Barack Obama will sign a proclamation designating the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument.

Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich introduced an act to conserve the Organ Mountains in December.

As a national monument, nearly 500,000 acres in the Organ Mountain area will be protected. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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