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ABOUT THE COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL LEGAL DEFENCE FUND (CELDF) CELDF is a US based non-profit public interest law firm and grassroots organizing organization. It has assisted the first municipalities in the US to ban fracking and other hydrocarbon extraction, ... more.
Board & Staff - CELDF
John Olivas, Environmental Activist/Organizer; Executive Director, Collaborative Visions (New Mexico)
John Olivas is the Executive Director of Collaborative Visions in Mora, New Mexico. He organizes cooperatives to establish local sustainable economic development entrepreneurs in his community. He also spends some of his time as a grassroots organizer/activist working to conserve federally owned public land as Wilderness or other conservation measure. In 2013 he was part of a coalition that led the effort to create the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument which includes the Rio Grande Gorge in Taos County, New Mexico. John is currently working with a coalition to expand the Pecos Wilderness in north central New Mexico within the Santa Fe and Carson national Forests. From January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2014 John sat on the board of the Mora County Commission.
"I think the ordinance needs to be rescinded," said George Trujillo, who won the Democratic primary in for a seat on the Mora County Commission in a landslide - 59.7 percent to 34.2 percent - over John Olivas, who spearheaded the fracking ban as commission chairman.
Commissioner Olivas, who is also a community organizer with the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, worked with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, based in Pennsylvania, to help pass the ban. Two phone call to Olivas, ousted after one term on the commission, went unreturned.
Board of Directors
John Olivas - Holman, NM
50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
National Wilderness Conference Keynote Speaker: John Olivas, Mora County, New Mexico, Commissioner
John Olivas is currently the traditional community organizer for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance in northern New Mexico, a non-profit conservation group. John works to protect federally owner public land from future development, such as oil and gas and commercial logging, through federal protection under the Wilderness Act. Mr. Olivas has an Undergraduate Degree in Biology and a Master's Degree in Environmental Science from New Mexico Highlands University. He is currently managing partner and owner of JACO Outfitters, LLC who specializes in guided hunting and fishing trips throughout New Mexico. John Olivas is currently Chairman of the Mora County Commission and represents traditional communities in northern New Mexico focusing his conservation work with grazing permittees, land grant members and Acequia Mayordomos and Parciantes. John has worked in the federal sector with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Mora National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center as a Fisheries Biologist. He has also worked with the private sector as a manufacturing engineer with Intel Corporation in Rio Rancho. He is a past board member for the Santa Getrudis de lo de Mora Land Grant and is very active in the state wide Land Grant efforts in New Mexico.
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JACO Outfitters, LLC - John Olivas
HCR 34 Box 65 Holman, New Mexico 87723 Contact JACO Outfitters, LLC at 505-379-5551 or 575-387-2665 firstname.lastname@example.org