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CVNM Education Fund: Making Change Happen

Connecting New Mexicans with the policy process.


Current Priority

Restoring & Protecting Our Lands

There are hundreds of abandoned uranium mines in northwestern New Mexico that many companies have walked away and left a toxic mess.


Current Priority

Creating a Cleaner Energy Future

Relying on oil, coal and natural gas for the bulk of our energy needs is a losing proposition. Fortunately, New Mexico boasts a wealth of clean, renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind, biofuels, geothermal sources and more.


Current Priority

Putting Dollars Back In the Hands of New Mexicans

Moving forward, state leadership can center New Mexicans in the decision-making process by creating a culture of transparency, and addressing obstacles to full public participation in the policy process, such as language barriers, technology and access, and more.


Current Priority

Keep Rivers Wild and the Water Flowing

New Mexico’s natural beauty, cultural diversity, and vast public lands consistently draw new residents to the state each year, increasing demand for already scarce water resources through increased development.


Dive Deep Into the Issues

Learn about the current priorities the CVNM Education Fund is actively working on–from mobilizing voters to creating policies that turn into laws.

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Combine Efforts

We collaborate with partners across the state to educate and engage the public in conservation issues. Learn about how our work centers our partnerships.

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There are many ways to engage in the policy process – advocating for solutions, engaging with your neighbors, and engaging directly with policy makers.

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By Join Our Team, We're Hiring

We’re hiring: Program Associate

October 19, 2023

The Program Associate works across the CVNMEF family of organizations with our program staff to connect the public to the decision-making process. The Associate also provides critical support during the legislative session. It’s a dynamic position, with opportunities for professional growth.

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Success Stories

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By Lands, Water & Wildlife, Success Stories, Public Lands & Wildlife

L Bar Ranch

November 20, 2023

“To know the land deeply and intimately requires time and patience.” These were the words spoken by Theresa Pasqual on June 29, 2022, at the Dancing Eagle event center. A program director for the Pueblo of Acoma and a CVNM Board Director, Theresa spoke to a gathering that included Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, Tribal leaders, and Trust for Public Land (TPL) representatives. 

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By Democracy - Effective Government, Current Priorities, Success Stories, Action Alerts, Press Releases, Democracy

Conservation and Indigenous Leaders Issue Statement Highlighting Strategies to Combat Voter Suppression and Increase Access Ahead of General Election Day

November 7, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 7, 2022 Contact Ragan Matteson, Campaigns & Civic Engagement Director;; (505) 477-1823 Michael Jensen, Communications Director;; (505) 362-1063 Conservation and Indigenous Leaders Issue Statement Highlighting Strategies to Combat Voter Suppression and Increase Access Ahead of…

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Building a Pro-Conservation Coalition

The climate crisis cannot be solved by one organization alone. We work with community members, partner organizations, and legislators across the state to address the issues that impact New Mexicans so we can protect our quality of life for generations to come.

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Help us to build a thriving, just and resilient New Mexico.

We are committed to creating long-term change by working with communities to address environmental issues impacting their health and quality of life. We do this by bringing community members together to work on policy solutions, providing skills-building trainings and resources, organizing public events and connecting activists with decision-makers.