Join us for this special opportunity for students to engage in vocational conversation with law enforcement officers from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Ask questions important to your transition and career plans in conservation, law enforcement, and/or wildlife management at this one-time event.
Registration closes January 29, 2021.
Attend the virtual meeting by clicking this Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84464044679
Join City Nature Challenge ABQ, the Greater Phoenix City Nature Challenge, and City Nature Challenge El Paso for an evening of showcasing and identifying observations made during the challenge in our 3 cities. Come help us ID, or learn about how it’s done for different animals and plants.
The NMDGF will be participating in the Valle de Oro NWR Latino Conservation Week – Outdoors 101 Day. NMDGF personnel will be demonstrating casting skills with children visiting the refuge. Other non-Department activities will be provided as well.
Learn more about the key findings and recommendations from the New Mexico Results of the Wildlife Viewer Survey final report on a webinar presented by the research team at Virginia Tech!
Register in advance for the webinar here.
Whether you’re a biologist, land manager, or outreach specialist, this report and findings can be useful to you! To learn more about how this report was developed and how you can use it, join the report’s authors for a webinar. We will walk participants through the key findings and recommendations, focusing on how it can be applied to create broader outreach and connection to wildlife viewers in New Mexico.
Dr. Ashley Dayer, Virginia Tech
Emily Sinkular, Virginia Tech
You’re invited to join Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Lt. Governor Howie Morales for the Bear Canyon Dam Project Groundbreaking
Improving Infrastructure for Our Future
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites you to join Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Lt. Governor Howie Morales for the initiation of the Bear Canyon Dam Project Groundbreaking. Bear Canyon Dam was constructed from 1936-37 by the Works Progress Administration, WPA, under President Roosevelt’s New Deal initiative to boost the economy following the Great Depression. The associated reservoir has helped provide a consistent source of water for downstream irrigation from its inception. Since 1947, the Department has managed the reservoir to provide fishing and public recreation opportunities for local residents and tourists.
In a project reminiscent of the dam’s origin, the State of New Mexico will be investing approximately $10 million to modernize the dam’s infrastructure. Gov. Lujan Grisham will be initiating the project as part of the summer-long infrastructure tour on JULY 28, 2022, at 10 a.m. “This investment in improving infrastructure for our future will ensure continued dam safety as well as provide for ongoing irrigation operations and outdoor recreation opportunities,” said the Department’s director Michael Sloane. Implementing the Bear Canyon Dam Project is a high priority for the Department given its numerous benefits to local communities and all New Mexican’s who enjoy the outdoors.
Please RSVP to attend this event by emailing your name and any organization affiliation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The media is invited to attend this event. For media questions, please contact Ryan Darr, assistant chief of information, at 505-476-8027 or by email at Ryan.Darr@state.nm.us. The general public is also encouraged to contact the NMDGF Information Center at 888-248-6866 with any questions.
Outdoor Adventures Show
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites you to attend the 2022 New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show. Admission to the show will be $3 for adults or free to youth under the age of 18 or anyone who holds a valid New Mexico hunting or fishing license.
The annual event opens to the public Friday, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
This year’s event features hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. Off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and kayaks will be on display by local dealers. Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides will be on hand to answer questions. Youth participants will have an opportunity to learn or enhance skills at the free catch-and-release fishing pond. All visitors can enjoy the pellet shooting range, sponsored by the Bernalillo 4-H, and the archery range. A silent auction will give participants the chance to win one of over 10 New Mexico bighorn sheep European-style mounts.
- Learn or enhance your skills at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish catch-and-release fishing pond.
- Hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
- Latest OHVs, RVs, boats, kayaks on display by local dealers.
- Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides available to answer questions.
- Silent auction with 10+ N.M. bighorn sheep European-style mounts.