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Public meeting May 5 in Taos on white-tailed ptarmigan recovery plan

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007
karl.moffatt@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 25, 2016:

Public meeting May 5 in Taos on white-tailed ptarmigan recovery plan white-tailed ptarmigan

TAOS – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites the public to attend a meeting about development of a state recovery plan for the white-tailed ptarmigan.

The meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016, at the Juan I. Gonzales Agricultural Center, 202 Chamisa Road, Taos.

White-tailed ptarmigan is a species of grouse that lives at or above the highest peaks and ridges of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The species is listed as endangered under the New Mexico Wildlife Conservation Act. The act requires the department to produce recovery plans, develop restoration strategies and maintain viable populations of state-listed species and their habitats with the goal of delisting the species.

State recovery plans cannot restrict landowner activities or impose involuntary measures. At the meeting, department staff will present information about the reason for the bird’s listing, explain the recovery plan development process and respond to questions.

New Release 4-25-2016: Public meeting May 5 in Taos on white-tailed ptarmigan recovery plan white-tailed ptarmigan, NMDGF

For more information, please contact the department’s recovery coordinator, John Bulger, at (505) 476-8106 or john.bulger@state.nm.us.

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