Case Study: Saving Otero Mesa: The “Serengeti of the American Southwest”

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Project Description

This project aspires to save the wilderness components of Otero Mesa in New Mexico and West Texas form mineral and commercial exploitation by advocating and securing an appropriate level of Federal protection, e.g. National Monument or National Conservation Area status in New Mexico.

The vision is for the entire Otero Mesa in New Mexico and Texas to be preserved in perpetuity for the enjoyment and exploration of the public. Secondarily, to minimize the environmental damage potential of the Texas drilling, especially to the Salt Basin Aquifer.

Project Details

Country: USA

Programme: Gaia Education Design for Sustainability

Year: 2015


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