About GCC

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. The GCC was instrumental in stopping the Hooker and Conner Dam proposals in the 1980s. The group also achieved protection of the East Fork of the Gila River from road building and partial closure of the wild San Francisco River to ORV use.

Contact Info & Location

305A North Cooper St.
Silver City, NM 88061
575.538.8078 voice/fax
email: info at gilaconservation.org

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GCC partners include the Gila Resources Information Project, Upper Gila Watershed Alliance, and the Center for Biological Diversity.

For more information on the Gila Conservation Coalition and how your group might help out, please contact us at 575.538.8068 or email info at gilaconservation.org.


Allyson Siwik, Executive Director
email: info at gilaconservation.org

Dutch Salmon, Chairman
email: dutch at high-lonesomebooks.com

Donna Stevens, Outreach and Gila River Festival Coordinator
email: donnastevens at aznex.net

Todd Schulke
email: tschulke at biologicaldiversity.org
phone: 575.574.5962




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