Mar
5
Thu
Fishing Skills and Monitoring @ Jemez River at Battleship Rock
Mar 5 all-day

River Source will work students to participate in a fishing day at Battleship Rock for approximately 23 students (Bosque School 7th grade). Staffing is provided by Department contractor, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera. The event will also include fisheries monitoring on the Jemez River. This is event is not open to the public and is just for the students.

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.

Jun
29
Mon
Snake Identification & Education @ Zoom Webinar
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm

Join NMDGF’s Jeremy Lane as he displays and discusses live specimens of various snake species found in New Mexico.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_er5F8VIFTHO4Dyo4TDBVeQ

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

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
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/.

Oct
1
Thu
School Workshops – Zia Elementary @ Online
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This event is for the 4th graders of Zia Elementary School. It is a one hour online workshop. The workshop begins with discussions on fish biology, habitat, adaptations and aquatic environments. Then they will cover fishing, hook safety and knot tying.

Oct
2
Fri
School Workshops – Zia Elementary @ Online
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This event is for the 4th graders of Zia Elementary School. It is a one hour online workshop. The workshop begins with discussions on fish biology, habitat, adaptations and aquatic environments. Then they will cover fishing, hook safety and knot tying.

School Workshops – Hermosa Heights Elementary School @ Online
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This event is for the 4th graders of Zia Elementary School. It is a one hour online workshop. The workshop begins with discussions on fish biology, habitat, adaptations and aquatic environments. Then they will cover fishing, hook safety and knot tying.

Oct
7
Wed
School Workshops – Mesa View Elementary @ Online
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This event is for the 3th graders of Mesa View Elementary School. It is a one hour online workshop. The workshop begins with a little discussion on fish biology, habitat, adaptations and aquatic environments. Then we cover fishing and hook safety and knot tying.

Oct
9
Fri
School Workshops – Eagle Nest Elementary @ Online
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

There will be four one hour workshops. The workshop begins with a little discussion on fish biology, habitat, adaptations and aquatic environments. Then we cover fishing and hook safety and knot tying.

Oct
29
Thu
School Workshops – Wildlife Conservation in New Mexico @ Inez Elementary Virtual Presentation
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NMDGF will be giving a virtual presentation on Wildlife Conservation in New Mexico to Mrs. Pena’s fifth grade class. This event is closed to the public.

Nov
16
Mon
Elk 101 Presentation @ Virtual Presentation / Monte del Sol Charter School
Nov 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:10 pm

NMDGF with be giving a virtual presentation, Elk 101, to Monte del Sol Charter School (Wildlife Class). This event is not open to the public.

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/.

 

Nov
23
Mon
Career as a Conservation Officer @ Virtual Presentation / Cleveland High School
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day

NMDGF will be giving two virtual presentations to Cleveland High School on a career as a Conservation Officer. This event is not open to the public.

Dec
3
Thu
Fisheries Monitoring Virtual Field Trip @ Zoom Virtual Classes performed on Rio Grande in Albuquerque
Dec 3 all-day

9 a.m.-10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. River Source will work with students to run a virtual field trip on the Rio Grande during 2 virtual field trips. 30 students(Bosque School). In this session students will learn how to collect data and follow proper protocol to collect accurate data and detemine the potential impacts to fisheries based on water quality standards and fish health. Staffing is provided by Department contractor, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera. This event is closed to the public.

 

Dec
4
Fri
Fisheries Monitoring Virtual Field Trip @ Zoom Virtual Classes performed on Rio Grande in Albuquerque
Dec 4 all-day

9 a.m.-10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. River Source will work with students to run a virtual field trip on the Rio Grande during 2 virtual field trips. 30 students(Bosque School). In this session students will learn how to collect data and follow proper protocol to collect accurate data and detemine the potential impacts to fisheries based on water quality standards and fish health. Staffing is provided by Department contractor, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera. This event is closed to the public.

 

Fisheries Monitoring Virtual Field Trip @ Zoom Virtual Classes
Dec 4 all-day

8 AM-9A, 9 AM-10AM
River Source will work with students to run two virtual classroom/fields using fisheries monitoring and watershed health curriculum on the Santa Fe River.
Approximately 30 students will participate in the event. Staffing is provided by a Department contractor, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera. This is event is closed to public.

 

Fisheries Monitoring Virtual Field Trip @ Virtual Classroom with Santa Fe School for the Arts
Dec 4 all-day

River Source will work with students to run two virtual classroom/fields using fisheries monitoring and watershed health curriculum on the Santa Fe River.

Approximately 25 students. This event is closed to the public.
Staffing is provided by Department contractor, Richard Schrader, David Fay and Carlos Herrera.

Dec
8
Tue
Fisheries Monitoring Virtual Field Trip @ Zoom Virtual Classes
Dec 8 all-day

8 AM-9A, 9 AM-10AM
River Source will work with students to run two virtual classroom/fields using fisheries monitoring and watershed health curriculum on the Santa Fe River.
Approximately 30 students will participate in the event. Staffing is provided by a Department contractor, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera. This is event is closed to public.

 

Dec
14
Mon
Fisheries Monitoring Virtual Field Trip @ Virtual Classroom with Santa Fe School for the Arts
Dec 14 all-day

River Source will work with students to run two virtual classroom/fields using fisheries monitoring and watershed health curriculum on the Santa Fe River.

Approximately 25 students. This event is closed to the public.
Staffing is provided by Department contractor, Richard Schrader, David Fay and Carlos Herrera.

Jan
25
Mon
School workshops – online @ Monte del Sol Charter School
Jan 25 all-day

This event is for the Mohnte del Sol Charter School wildlife class. It is a one hour on line workshop. We will be learning about the fish of New Mexico as well as fishing in New Mexico.

This virtual event is closed to the public.

Feb
1
Mon
Fisheries Monitoring Virtual Field Trip @ Zoom Virtual Classes
Feb 1 all-day

River Source will work with students to learn about fisheries monitoring during a virtual class session.
12 students (Monte del Sol School). In this session students will learn how to collect analyze and report their findings from watersheds monitoring and report the impacts to fisheries water quality standards and fish health. Staffing is provided by Department contractor, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera.

This event is closed to the public.