According to a new study cited by the Taos County Chamber of Commerce, designating the Rio Grande del Norte as a national monument would have a “significant” impact on the local economy, resulting in an annual economic impact of approximately $15 million, and creating nearly 300 new jobs. National monument designation would be equally beneficial in southern New Mexico—visitors to the nearby White Sands National Monument spent $15.7 million in the local economy in 2008.
With your gift you not only help us protect some of New Mexico’s most historically, culturally and ecologically important lands, but you’ll also be making a stand for New Mexico’s struggling economy. You’ll help bring CLEAN jobs into the state and generate revenue for LOCAL businesses.
Thank you for all you help us do for New Mexico’s wild places.