Mar
6
Fri
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting @ Stephen M. Bush Memorial Shooting Range
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mar
12
Thu
Public Meetings (Postponements): NM Wildlife Corridors Action Plan
Mar 12 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has begun developing the Wildlife Corridors Action Plan (Plan) in accordance with New Mexico Senate Bill 228, the Wildlife Corridors Act (Act).

  • Raton NMDGF Office, 215 York Canyon Road Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Albuquerque NMDGF Office, 7816 Alamo Road NW Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Santa Fe Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Farmington McGee Park, 41 County Road 5568, MultiPurpose Building (located south of Sun Ray Park & Casino), Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Las Cruces NMDGF Office, 2715 Northside Drive Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Santa Clara (Silver City), Santa Clara Community Center, 11990 Hwy 180 E., Santa Clara, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Postponed Roswell NMDGF Office, 1615 West College Boulevard, Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Postponed Taos Sagebrush Inn, 1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm

New Mexico Wildlife Corridors Action Plan: Public Meeting Information & Public Input Instructions

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has begun developing the Wildlife Corridors Action Plan (Plan) in accordance with New Mexico Senate Bill 228, the Wildlife Corridors Act (Act).

The Act, signed into law by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham in 2019, directs the NMDOT and the NMDGF to develop the Plan for NMDOT roads statewide. The Plan will identify wildlife-vehicle collision hotspots that pose a risk to the traveling public, identify wildlife corridors from ecological data, and provide a list of priority projects based on the results of the Plan’s analysis. The Plan will provide information on wildlife movement with an emphasis on large mammals such as elk, deer, bear and mountain lion. A team of national experts led by Daniel B. Stephens and Associates (DBS&A), under contract with NMDOT, will develop the Plan in partnership with NMDGF. The DBS&A team will use a science-driven approach to identify areas per the Act that “pose a risk to successful wildlife migration or that pose a risk to the traveling public” and will be based on NMDOT crash data and ecological information on wildlife movements.

The Plan will build on past and ongoing efforts and is intended to raise support for and consensus in the identification of priority wildlife corridors and priority projects across New Mexico. Development of the Plan will also involve soliciting input from the general public, tribal governments and interested stakeholders.

We are writing to inform you that this is an opportunity for the public and engaged stakeholders to provide input and support for potential actions that will increase public safety and promote wildlife habitat connectivity.

There will be 8 public meetings to be held around the state to introduce the project and we invite you and your organization to participate. Attached please find the meeting locations, dates and times as well as details on how to submit comments. We look forward to working with the public and engaged stakeholder’s as this process continues.

Thank you for your interest.

Participation in the public meetings is not mandatory to provide input. Comments can be provided through email, meetings, and personal interactions with NMDOT and NMDGF personnel and the DBS&A Team. Additionally, written comments on the Plan can be provided by mail to the following: Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Attn: Wildlife Corridors Action Plan, 6020 Academy Road NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87109; by email to Wildlife.Corridors@state.nm.us; or in person at one of the meetings listed below. We will accept comments for this stage of the process through April 18, 2020.

Mar
14
Sat
Postponed: 2020 Governor’s Special Hunt Auction & Banquet @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm

As a result of the Governor’s public health directive related to COVID-19, the Governor’s Special Hunt Auction and Banquet scheduled for March 14, 2020 has been postponed. We will notify all ticket holders when a new date has been set and look forward to seeing all attendees at the rescheduled event. For anyone who purchased tickets or a table and is unable to attend the rescheduled event and is in need of a refund, please contact Gabi Gomez at the Santa Fe Community Foundation at 505-988-9715.

May
20
Wed
Habitat Stamp Citizen Advisory Committees @ Virtual Meeting
May 20 – May 27 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled statewide Habitat Stamp Program Citizens Advisory Committee virtual meetings (read more) for 2020. Citizen advisors will prioritize proposed Habitat Stamp projects for the next fiscal year. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the following regional Citizen Advisory Committee virtual meetings:

  • Southwest: May 20 at 10 a.m.
  • Central: May 20 at 1 p.m.
  • Northwest: May 21 at 2 p.m.
  • Northeast: May 27 at 10 a.m.
  • Southeast: May 27 at 1 p.m.
Jun
6
Sat
Free Fishing Day 2020
Jun 6 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 6, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 6, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

Maps of public fishing waters, lists of where to find family-friendly fishing and tips on how to fish also can be found on the department website.

Jul
8
Wed
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hello Ladies,

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for the first Ladies’ Social Hour. If you were busy, we understand. You can watch the social hour here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyEVsJom2HE

Our next social hour is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. We are going to talk about the big game draw and fishing.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wHR7WIwOTS-PgAil1lzE-g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Sep
10
Thu
Habitat Stamp Program Rule Public Meeting 1 @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled two public meetings on proposed revisions to the Public Land User Stamp Rule 19.34.6 NMAC (Habitat Stamp Program Rule). A short presentation providing background information about the Habitat Stamp Program and details of the proposed revisions will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input. Members of the public are invited to attend one or both of these meetings (to be held virtually) in order to become familiar with the program and the proposed revisions:

  • September 10th at 6 p.m.
    Register in advance for this webinar here.
  • September 28th at 6 p.m.
    Register in advance for this webinar here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the NMDGF webpage, http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Sep
23
Wed
Importation Rule Public Meeting #1 @ Webinar
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public input on the proposed changes to the importation rule.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BGkyYrxGQ76i_9z7jWI2pg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Information about the rule can be found here: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Sep
26
Sat
National Hunting & Fishing Day 2020
Sep 26 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 26, as the state celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, Sept. 26, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

For information about where to fish and what to use, consult the department’s weekly fishing and stocking report. Maps of public fishing waters, lists of where to find family-friendly fishing and tips on how to fish also can be found on the department website.

Sep
28
Mon
Habitat Stamp Program Rule Public Meeting 2 @ Webinar
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled two public meetings on proposed revisions to the Public Land User Stamp Rule 19.34.6 NMAC (Habitat Stamp Program Rule). A short presentation providing background information about the Habitat Stamp Program and details of the proposed revisions will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input. Members of the public are invited to attend one or both of these meetings (to be held virtually) in order to become familiar with the program and the proposed revisions:

  • September 10th at 6 p.m.
    Register in advance for this webinar here.
  • September 28th at 6 p.m.
    Register in advance for this webinar here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the NMDGF webpage, http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Sep
30
Wed
Importation Rule Public Meeting #2 @ Webinar
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public input on the proposed changes to the importation rule.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vNgfUmfUTCqB7Slt7AQ2Bg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Information about the rule can be found here: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Nov
21
Sat
Catfishin’ Fun Presentation @ Bosque del Apache Festival of the Cranes Virtual Event
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm

NMDGF staff and USFWS LE will be giving information (virtually) on catfishing to include licenses information, biology, possible areas to fish and methods. This event is open to the public and more information can be found at https://friendsofbosquedelapache.org/festival-of-the-cranes/.