A portrait of Judy Calman.

Judy Calman

Policy Director, New Mexico

Growing up in Washington, DC, Judy was always fascinated by the vast landscapes of the west, and New Mexico in particular. Halfway through college at the University of Maryland, she did a one-semester exchange program at the University of New Mexico, and never went back. Judy finished her degrees in Biology and Philosophy in Albuquerque, and after becoming involved in politics and activism in the early and mid-2000’s, she decided to go to law school. Judy holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico, as well as a Master’s in Environmental Policy from the Vermont Law School.

For the first ten years of her career she worked as the attorney for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, where she helped protect New Mexico’s public lands by opposing damaging projects in sensitive areas, working with agencies to improve project proposals, nominating special places for federal administrative designations, and through litigation when absolutely necessary. Judy was also the organization’s lobbyist and worked at the state legislature for better policies at the state level.

Judy loves her work at Audubon, where she focuses on improving state policies regarding water, wildlife, and renewable energy siting, as well as protection of sensitive bird habitat in southeast New Mexico which is heavily threatened by oil and gas. Almost exclusively working on state legislation and with state agencies, she helps draft bills, helps secure funding for agencies, and is a registered lobbyist for the organization. 

When not working, she is playing with her amazing identical twin boys, swimming, or drinking good wine with good friends. 

Contact

judy.calman@audubon.org

Articles by Judy Calman

New Mexico legislative session could bring millions to conservation efforts
News

New Mexico legislative session could bring millions to conservation efforts

— The Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund would provide support toward the preservation of New Mexico land, water, and bird populations.
BLM’s Public Land Rule
Conservation

BLM’s Public Land Rule

— The Bureau of Land Management recently undertook a long-overdue rulemaking to update its approach to public land management.
Legislative Session Preview
Advocacy

Legislative Session Preview

— 2023 Should result in large investments in conservation and water
New Mexico's 2021 Legislative Wrap Up
Advocacy

New Mexico's 2021 Legislative Wrap Up

— What we achieved with YOUR help!
The Environmental Database Act Has Passed!
Advocacy

The Environmental Database Act Has Passed!

— A victory for New Mexico’s communities, birds, and habitats