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How You Can Help

Call, write, or e-mail your Congressmen!

The single most effective contribution you can make is to contact your congressmen and tell them you want NM 50 moved away from the Glorieta Battlefield.
Tell them the re-routing of NM 50 is vitally important so that this historic site can be preserved, enjoyed, and fully understood by future visitors.

New Mexico's Congressmen:
Senator Jeff Bingaman
703 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-5521
Fax: (202) 224-2852
E-mail: senator_bingaman@bingaman.senate.gov
Senator Pete Domenici
328 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-6621
Fax: (202) 228-0900
E-mail: senator_domenici@domenici.senate.gov

Representative Heather Wilson (1st)
2404 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-6316
Fax: (202) 225-4975

Representative Tom Udall (3rd)
502 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-6190
Fax: (202) 226-1331

Representative Joe Skeen (2nd)
2302 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2365
Fax: (202) 225-9599
E-mail: joe.skeen@mail.house.gov

Or contact other congressmen at http://congress.org.

Join a Preservation Organization!

One of the best ways to support the preservation of Civil War battlefields is to join one of several preservation organizations. Your membership dollars will be used to lobby for the preservation of historic battlefield sites around the nation. Please join the organization of your choice, and tell them that preservation of the Glorieta Battlefield is a high priority for you.

  • American Battlefield Protection Program--A subsidiary of the National Park Service, awards grants for the planning and implementation of interpretive projects. In 1998 ABPP awarded $33,600 to the National Parks Conservation Association to increase support for the protection and restoration of the Glorieta Pass battlefield by developing various educational materials for the community.

  • The Civil War Preservation Trust-- Two preservation organizations merged to form this new, far-reaching trust. The Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites joined the Civil War Trust. The Civil War Trust Contributed $50,000 toward the purchase of 2.13 acres at Glorieta Pass.

  • The Conservation Fund--A non-profit organization which seeks innovative long-term measures to conserve land and water. Purchased 10 acres at the center to the Glorieta battlefield, and later (in purchases made possible by the Fund's Southwest Revolving Fund created by grants from the Hoblitzelle and Summerlee foundations) acquired 40 battlefield acres, then 18 additional acres on the battlefield that also include an Anasazi pueblo. All of these lands were added to the Pecos National Historical Park.

  • Glorieta Battlefield Coalition--a citizens' organization whose members include residents of Pecos, Glorieta, Santa Fe, and elsewhere in New Mexico and the Southwest. The Coalition sends out email updates and calls for action when specific letter-writing campaigns are launched in relation to Congressional votes that will affect the battlefield.

  • Glorieta Battlefield Preservation Society--A group coordinating efforts to preserve the Apache Canyon section of the Glorieta Battlefield. Raised money and acquired matching funds to stabilize Pigeon's Ranch. Proposed moving NM 50 away from battlefield. Glorieta Battlefield Preservation Society, 6324 Beaver Court, Rio Rancho, NM, 87124.