New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DEC. 7, 2016:
White-tailed ptarmigan recovery plan available for public review and comment
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish recovery plan for the white-tailed ptarmigan is available for public review and comment.
Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 20, 2016.
The white-tailed ptarmigan is the smallest member of the grouse family and lives above timberline in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It is listed as endangered under the New Mexico Wildlife Conservation Act. The recovery plan outlines strategies to maintain viable populations of the species and its habitat within the state.