New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 7, 2017:
USFWS approves N.M.’s State Wildlife Action Plan
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish received notice the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially approved New Mexico’s State Wildlife Action Plan on Wednesday.
The plan was approved by the New Mexico State Game Commission last November and was submitted to federal administrators resulting in an initial release of $812,000 in State Wildlife Grant Program (SWG) funds and qualifies the department to continue receiving annual funds through 2025.
New Mexico’s State Wildlife Action Plan is a non-regulatory, science-based planning document that provides an inventory of species throughout the state in need of conservation, their habitats, potential threats and potential conservation actions. The department will use the plan to guide the preparation of SWG grant requests for projects beneficial to species in need of conservation.
For more information or to obtain a copy of the final State Wildlife Action Plan, please visit the department’s website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us.