National Wilderness Conference Keynote Speaker: Nathan Small, Las Cruces, New Mexico, City Councilman

Nathan is serving his second term as Las Cruces City Councilor for District 4. He continues to focus on existing neighborhoods, expanding economic opportunity, and City sustainability. Nathan has worked for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance since 2004.

Nathan is a third generation New Mexican. He attended the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH earning dual degrees in English and Philosophy. After working on a commercial fishing vessel in Alaska and graduating from college, he returned home. A lifelong outdoorsman and sportsman, Nathan enjoys the outdoor education and recreation opportunities near Las Cruces with his family and also as Conservation Coordinator for NM Wild.

Nathan received the 2012 Hispano Chamber of Commerce de Las Cruces' Citizen of The Year Award and the 2011 Excellence in Range Management Award from the NM Section of Society for Range Management. Nathan helped lead the effort to protect the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. He is married to the amazing Xochitl Torres Small.

Small will be speaking at the National Wilderness Conference on Thursday, October 16th as part of the following: Wilderness and Our Sense of Place with keynote speakers Nathan Small, Las Cruces, New Mexico, City Councilman; Dr. Greg Cajete, Native American educator; Terry Tempest Williams, author