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Our Mission
The Upper Gila Watershed Alliance is a non-profit watershed protection and conservation organization working to promote the long-term health of the Upper Gila Watershed and its communities of life. Through research, education, and restoration projects, we are striving to build communities of stewards in more locally based economies.
GIVE GRANDE NM is hosting the state's first giving day, May 6, when individual donations will be "amplifed" by a pool of funding. This is a great opportunity to donate to the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance and stretch your dollars! On May 6 go to: www.givegrandenm.org
Our Partners
Center for Biological Diversity
The Center for Biological Diversity works through science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction. Cyndi Tuell provides consultation and participation in our Travel Management Planning efforts. Learn about the Center for Biological Diversity.

Gila Resources Information Project
GRIP is a nonprofit environmental advocacy group that draws on local support and private foundations to promote community health and protect our quality of life. Our approach to these challenges has been to bring technical, policy, and - when necessary - legal expertise to this area and then to combine these resources with an informed and involved public.
Gila Resources Information Project.
Gila Conservation Coalition
Organized in 1984 to protect the free flow of the Gila and San Francisco Rivers and the wilderness characteristics of the Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness areas, the Gila Conservation Coalition (GCC) is a partnership of local environmental and conservation groups and concerned individuals that promote conservation of the Upper Gila River Basin and surrounding lands. Allyson Siwik, GCC Executive Director, cooperates with UGWA in the coordination of the Gila River Festival. UGWA is one of three partners that comprise the Gila Conservation Coalition, the group working to protect the Gila River from an unnecessary and ecologically harmful diversion. Learn about the Gila Conservation Coalition.
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild) is a non-profit 501(C)(3), grassroots, environmental organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued enjoyment of New Mexico’s wildlands and Wilderness areas. The primary goal of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is to ensure the protection and restoration of all remaining wild lands in New Mexico through administrative designations, federal Wilderness designation, and on-going advocacy.
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance