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.

Mar
31
Tue
Public Meeting (via Conference Call) for Migratory Game Bird Rule
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Updated 03-17-2020:

To gather public comments, one public meeting will be conducted via conference call March 31st, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The phone number is 800-747-5150, with the access code 4499417.

The presentation slides will be posted to the website before the meetings so attendees can follow along. See also the Proposals Under Consideration page.

Apr
30
Thu
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Silver City @ TBD
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

May
7
Thu
Fisheries Monitoring on the Jemez River @ Valles Caldera and Hummingbird Music Camp
May 7 all-day

River Source will work with students to participate in fisheries monitoring at two locations on the Jemez River. There will be 25 students present from Los Alamos Middle School. Staffing will be provided by Department contractors, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera. The students will compare data collected on fish health and compare upstream and downstream results.

May
26
Tue
Bear and Cougar Presentation @ Meadowlark Senior Center
May 26 all-day

NMDGF will give a presentation to members of the Meadowlark Senior Center on bears and cougars. This event is only for members of the center.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Jun
2
Tue
LCPD Youth Leadership Fishing Days @ Alumni Pond
Jun 2 all-day

River Source will work with students to participate in a fishing day at Tingley Ponds for approximately 43 students (Rio Rancho High). Staffing is provided by Department contractor, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera. The event will also include fisheries monitoring on the Rio Grande and the Ponds. This event is just for students and not open to the public.

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.

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.