WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, September 16 at 2:30 p.m. ET/ 12:30 p.m. MT, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will participate in a Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining hearing on bills he introduced to designate portions of the Gila River as Wild and Scenic and establish Cerro de la Olla Wilderness within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.
Senator Heinrich and U.S. Senator Tom Udall introduced the M.H. Dutch Salmon Greater Gila Wild and Scenic River Act to designate portions of the Gila River, its watershed and other rivers in the Gila National Forest as Wild and Scenic Rivers. The legislation will be a boon to New Mexico’s outdoor economy, while protecting an irreplaceable natural resource for future generations of New Mexicans.
Senator Heinrich's bill to establish Cerro de la Olla Wilderness within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in northern New Mexico would preserve traditional uses and provide sanctuary to a wide range of wildlife species, while maintaining current access routes.
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Washington, D.C. - Wednesday, September 16, 2020