Peaceful Gila Skies is a coalition of business owners, community leaders, sportsmen and concerned citizens, and conservation groups: Center for Biological Diversity, Gila Conservation Coalition, Gila Resources Information Project, Heart of the Gila, New Mexico Wild, and Upper Gila Watershed Alliance. We are united in our opposition to the expansion of military training over the Gila region and across our treasured public lands of the Southwest. Home to the nation’s first Wilderness Area, the Gila’s 3.3 million acres of rivers, canyons and forests draw visitors from all over the world to enjoy the peace and solitude of this wild place. Holloman Air Force Base’s proposed expansion of F-16 training over the Gila could impact the environment and wildlife and significantly degrade the rural character and quiet solitude of this unique area, impacting real estate values, outdoor recreation, tourism, the local economy, and real estate values.
Our goal is to protect the Gila from these incursions for the perpetual use and enjoyment of all citizens of our country and visitors from throughout the world.