New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004
Public contact: (505) 476-8000
dan.williams@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOV. 26, 2007:

WILDLIFE AREA RECREATION, ACCESS IS SUBJECT OF DEC. 1 PUBLIC MEETING IN CHAMA

CHAMA -- The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will conduct a public meeting Dec. 1 in Chama to hear ideas and concerns from the public about recreational opportunities on nearby wildlife areas owned by the State Game Commission.

The meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Village of Chama Community Center conference room, 342 Pine Street . The casual agenda will include a presentation about current and proposed recreational opportunities, access and management of the Sargent, Rio Chama, and Humphries wildlife management areas. Participants will be encouraged to present their recommendations for activities such as wildlife viewing, bird watching, photography and other wildlife-related recreation.

Public input from the meeting will help the Department further develop its Gaining Access Into Nature opportunities and regulations at wildlife management areas in northern New Mexico and other areas of the state.

For more information about the state's wildlife, waterfowl and fisheries management areas, please visit the Department website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us and click on the "Recreation" tab.

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