New Mexico Wildlife Federation

New Mexico Wildlife Federation New Mexico Wildlife Federation (NMWF) is a nonprofit organization of sportsmen and women dedicated to protecting New Mexico’s wildlife, public lands, and outdoor way of life now and for future generations.
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New Mexico Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting New Mexico’s wildlife, public lands and outdoor way of life now and for future generations. NMWF is the primary voice and advocate for New Mexico sportsmen and women in Congress, the state Legislature and the governor's office. NMWF is practical, solutions-oriented and successful at finding common ground with landow

New Mexico Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting New Mexico’s wildlife, public lands and outdoor way of life now and for future generations. NMWF is the primary voice and advocate for New Mexico sportsmen and women in Congress, the state Legislature and the governor's office. NMWF is practical, solutions-oriented and successful at finding common ground with landow

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Staff from the New Mexico Wildlife Federation spent a day with our good friends out at Founders Ranch. The beautiful and...
07/21/2021

Staff from the New Mexico Wildlife Federation spent a day with our good friends out at Founders Ranch. The beautiful and sprawling property is located about 30 minutes from Albuquerque. Here, we can host hunters ed courses, live fire shooting instruction, cookouts, camp outs, sporting clays events, archery and so much more. Make sure to listen to the next episode of our Ahí Va podcast [available August 1st] where we visit with NM Game and Fish's Tyson Sanders and some of the team from Founders Ranch as we discuss the power of #partnerships.

@senatormartinheinrich and @royblunt Recovering America’s Wildlife Act makes the largest, most significant investment in...
07/20/2021

@senatormartinheinrich and @royblunt Recovering America’s Wildlife Act makes the largest, most significant investment in wildlife and habitat conservation in a generation. We owe it to our children and children’s children to #ProtectOurWildlife. #RecoverWildlife #Rawa

@senatormartinheinrich and @royblunt Recovering America’s Wildlife Act makes the largest, most significant investment in wildlife and habitat conservation in a generation. We owe it to our children and children’s children to #ProtectOurWildlife. #RecoverWildlife #Rawa

https://nmwildlife.org/interior-sec-deb-haaland-nm-congressional-delegation-celebrate-expansion-of-sabinoso-wilderness/T...
07/18/2021
Interior Sec. Deb Haaland, NM Congressional Delegation, Celebrate Expansion of Sabinoso Wilderness - New Mexico Wildlife Federation - New Mexico Wildlife Federation

https://nmwildlife.org/interior-sec-deb-haaland-nm-congressional-delegation-celebrate-expansion-of-sabinoso-wilderness/

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation is proud to have played a role in the expansion of the Sabinoso Wilderness. The NMWF expresses its appreciation for the Trust for Public Land and all the elected officials and government workers who helped to bring about this great accomplishment -- the largest private donation of land under the Wilderness Act.

By BEN NEARY NMWF Conservation Director U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation held a ceremony Saturday to mark the federal government’s acceptance of a donation of nearly 10,000 acres to expand the Sabinoso Wilderness east of Las Vegas. The dona...

BREAKING: A 9,800 acre addition to the #SabinosoWilderness has officially been accepted by Interior Secretary Deb Haalan...
07/17/2021

BREAKING: A 9,800 acre addition to the #SabinosoWilderness has officially been accepted by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland making history as the largest private land donation to wilderness. The New Mexico Wildlife Federation, The Trust for Public Land, advocates, volunteers, agency staff and elected officials worked hard for this landmark expansion of #publiclands and today. Special thanks to U.S. Department of the Interior Deb Haaland Bureau of Land Management Senator Martin Heinrich Rep. Melanie Stansbury Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández Ben Ray Luján

Kicking off #latinoconservationweek2021 Posted @withregram • @friendsomdp VAMOS A PESCAR 2021❤️Thank you @nmwildlifefed ...
07/17/2021

Kicking off #latinoconservationweek2021

Posted @withregram • @friendsomdp VAMOS A PESCAR 2021❤️

Thank you @nmwildlifefed for hosting us at your fishing event! We enjoyed meeting and hanging out with the Deming community!

https://nmwildlife.org/land-commissioner-seeks-public-comments-on-peloncillo-access-proposal/The New Mexico Wildlife Fed...
07/16/2021
Land Commissioner Seeks Public Comments on Peloncillo Access Proposal - New Mexico Wildlife Federation - New Mexico Wildlife Federation

https://nmwildlife.org/land-commissioner-seeks-public-comments-on-peloncillo-access-proposal/

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation encourages hunters, birdwatchers and anyone who loves wild places to submit comments to the New Mexico State Land Office supporting a proposed new access point into the Coronado National Forest.

By BEN NEARY NMWF Conservation Director The New Mexico State Land Office will take public comments through Aug. 16 on a rancher’s proposal to open a road across state trust lands to reach landlocked portions of the Coronado National Forest. Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard held a public ...

Thank you, Senator Michael Bennet  and Senator Martin Heinrich , for working to #ReformLeasing and hold oil and gas comp...
07/15/2021
Our View: Orphan wells

Thank you, Senator Michael Bennet and Senator Martin Heinrich , for working to #ReformLeasing and hold oil and gas companies accountable to #CleanUpOilWells! It’s past time to modernize federal bonding rates so that bad actors no longer leave taxpayers with toxic, orphaned wells on our #publiclands. READ MORE from The Durango Herald: https://bit.ly/3xJbnRM

Colorado has been a leader among states in taking measurable actions to slow climate change and protect and restore our natural environment. In the recent Legislature, a handful of significant bills w...

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation is proud to be an official partner of the North American Non-lead Partnership led by ...
07/12/2021

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation is proud to be an official partner of the North American Non-lead Partnership led by our close friend Chris Parrish. To see what this initiative is all about check out this recent national news story featuring Chris.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-hunters-can-aid-the-california-condors-comeback/

You can also learn more about NMWF’s partnership and involvement by listening to the 2nd episode of our Ahí Va Podcast - available on all major podcast platforms.
#nonlead

In honor of Latino Conservation Week, NMWF will be hosting a youth fishing event in Deming! Full Event Details Below >>#...
07/12/2021
Latino Conservation Week :: A Hispanic Access Foundation Initiative - Trees Lake "Vamos a Pescar" - Kid's Fishing Event

In honor of Latino Conservation Week, NMWF will be hosting a youth fishing event in Deming!

Full Event Details Below >>

#conservation #lcw #vamosapescar

Join us for the 1st ever kid's fishing event at Deming's newly constructed Trees Lake! This event will take place on Saturday July 17th and begin at 7:00 a.m. till 12:00 followed by lunch. This will be a YOUTH ONLY free fishing day! Thanks to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish for su...

While New Mexico and Colorado may disagree on who has the best green chile (it’s NM), Squeaks continues to show the impo...
07/08/2021

While New Mexico and Colorado may disagree on who has the best green chile (it’s NM), Squeaks continues to show the importance of interstate collaboration to ensure our wildlife can safely migrate across landscapes.

Incredible project from our good friends at Pueblo of Santa Ana Department of Natural Resources. #ConnectedCorridors

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation is saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Valerius Geist. His work has greatly influ...
07/07/2021

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation is saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Valerius Geist. His work has greatly influenced the work of NMWF for decades. His colleague and our mutual friend Jim Heffelfinger said this about Dr. Geist’s passing:

“Yesterday morning we lost a giant in the field of ecology and beyond. Valerius Geist passed away yesterday morning and left a giant hole in many respects. Even if you don’t know who Val is, you probably have heard about the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Val is the one who first assembled a list of principles that we now know as the North American Model. It took a thinker like him in the 1980s to realize how special our system of wildlife conservation is on the global stage. He was a visionary thinker and had a brilliant mind for sorting through ecological relationships and forming theories about how things came to be and how they worked. Not all of his theories were supported by data, but they all made us think much more deeply. When one of his theories was later disproven, Val was not only gracious and accepting of that, but genuinely excited that we now have more information about that topic and that we know that theory wasn’t valid. We need a lot more scientists like that these days. We were friends and colleagues since the late 1980s and my career has been immeasurably affected by his writings and conversations. He was currently in the process of reviewing my critique of one of his theories and it hurts to know that I’ll be going to publication without his feedback. The only solace may be to know that he is probably now drinking his homemade wine with his recently departed wife Renate, who he missed very much.”

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation is saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Valerius Geist. His work has greatly influenced the work of NMWF for decades. His colleague and our mutual friend Jim Heffelfinger said this about Dr. Geist’s passing:

“Yesterday morning we lost a giant in the field of ecology and beyond. Valerius Geist passed away yesterday morning and left a giant hole in many respects. Even if you don’t know who Val is, you probably have heard about the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Val is the one who first assembled a list of principles that we now know as the North American Model. It took a thinker like him in the 1980s to realize how special our system of wildlife conservation is on the global stage. He was a visionary thinker and had a brilliant mind for sorting through ecological relationships and forming theories about how things came to be and how they worked. Not all of his theories were supported by data, but they all made us think much more deeply. When one of his theories was later disproven, Val was not only gracious and accepting of that, but genuinely excited that we now have more information about that topic and that we know that theory wasn’t valid. We need a lot more scientists like that these days. We were friends and colleagues since the late 1980s and my career has been immeasurably affected by his writings and conversations. He was currently in the process of reviewing my critique of one of his theories and it hurts to know that I’ll be going to publication without his feedback. The only solace may be to know that he is probably now drinking his homemade wine with his recently departed wife Renate, who he missed very much.”

https://nmwildlife.org/land-commissioner-sets-meeting-on-diamond-a-ranch-proposal-to-provide-new-peloncillo-access/
06/30/2021
Land Commissioner Sets Meeting on Diamond A Ranch Proposal to Provide New Peloncillo Access - New Mexico Wildlife Federation - New Mexico Wildlife Federation

https://nmwildlife.org/land-commissioner-sets-meeting-on-diamond-a-ranch-proposal-to-provide-new-peloncillo-access/

By BEN NEARY NMWF Conservation Director The New Mexico State Land Office has scheduled a public meeting on its proposal to grant an easement over state trust lands in Hidalgo County’s Bootheel region to access landlocked portions of the Coronado National Forest. Stephanie Garcia Richard, New Mexic...

Celebrate communities working to conserve 30% of our lands by 2030! It will take all New Mexicans working together to re...
06/30/2021

Celebrate communities working to conserve 30% of our lands by 2030! It will take all New Mexicans working together to reach the #30x30 goal to conserve the places that matter most to our communities. Use the #savemorenature tag to share a photo of yourself enjoying the outdoors and share why nature is so important to you and your family.

#publiclands

Celebrate communities working to conserve 30% of our lands by 2030! It will take all New Mexicans working together to reach the #30x30 goal to conserve the places that matter most to our communities. Use the #savemorenature tag to share a photo of yourself enjoying the outdoors and share why nature is so important to you and your family.

#publiclands

Joanna Prukop, the former chair of the New Mexico State Game Commission, has keen insights into landowners' efforts to p...
06/28/2021
Conflict, confusion reign at State Game Commission

Joanna Prukop, the former chair of the New Mexico State Game Commission, has keen insights into landowners' efforts to privatize public waters in the state.

The State Game Commission meeting June 18 was a fiasco. Surprise and confusion were evident on faces — including those of all the commissioners — except for Chairwoman Sharon Salazar

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation welcomes delays on "non-navigable" applications pending before the State Game Commiss...
06/18/2021
NM State Game Commission Delays Action on "Non-Navigable" Permit Applications - New Mexico Wildlife Federation - New Mexico Wildlife Federation

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation welcomes delays on "non-navigable" applications pending before the State Game Commission while the NM Supreme Court weighs the constitutionality of the entire program.

https://nmwildlife.org/nm-state-game-commission-delays-action-on-non-navigable-permit-applications/

By BEN NEARY NMWF Conservation Director The New Mexico State Game Commission on Friday postponed action on five pending applications from landowners seeking state certifications that rivers crossing their property are non-navigable and closed to the public. Commission Chair Sharon Salazar Hickey ann...

New Mexico’s long-running stream access issue is getting national attention. The NM State Game Commission on Friday is s...
06/18/2021
New Mexico Panel Takes up Stream Access Issue | New Mexico News | US News

New Mexico’s long-running stream access issue is getting national attention. The NM State Game Commission on Friday is set to consider applications from a number of out-of-state landowners seeking to have rivers and streams that cross their NM properties declared non-navigable and closed to public access.

The debate over whether the public has a right to fish or float streams and other waterways that flow through private property has percolated for decades in many western U.S. states.

It's hot and dry out there. Be careful with fire.
06/17/2021
Santa Fe, Carson national forests restricting campfires

It's hot and dry out there. Be careful with fire.

The new restrictions come a day after Santa Fe National Forest officials closed a popular area of the Pecos Wilderness as crews continue to battle the Rincon Fire, a 531-acre

The Santa Fe New Mexican makes the point in this editorial that the future of our state's rivers and streams is on the l...
06/13/2021
Rivers, streams belong to the public — period

The Santa Fe New Mexican makes the point in this editorial that the future of our state's rivers and streams is on the line. The New Mexico Wildlife Federation and other groups are pushing to maintain public access to public waters.

In New Mexico, water is scarce. Perhaps that’s why people guard the right to access streams and rivers — even those across private property — so jealously.

Protections for lesser prairie chicken would have widespread effects.
06/08/2021
Prairie-Chicken Listing Expected to Put Wind Farms in Crosshairs

Protections for lesser prairie chicken would have widespread effects.

A Biden administration proposal to list the lesser prairie-chicken as endangered in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico could stymie oil and gas development in the largest U.S. petroleum basin, environmental attorneys say.

Thank you Senator Martin Heinrich for continuing to fight for public access to the public waters of New Mexico. #AccessO...
06/07/2021
Heinrich urges repeal of limited waterway access

Thank you Senator Martin Heinrich for continuing to fight for public access to the public waters of New Mexico. #AccessOutWaters

At issue is whether property owners can bar access to waters flowing on their lands if they are deemed nonnavigable.

NMWF had a blast hosting Latino Outdoors out at Shady Lakes today for some fun in the sun! ☀️ We caught fish, taught the...
06/05/2021

NMWF had a blast hosting Latino Outdoors out at Shady Lakes today for some fun in the sun! ☀️

We caught fish, taught the kids how to clean them & then popped them on the grill for lunch. 🎣

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation has printed its Summer 2021 edition of The Outdoor Reporter and is distributing it no...
06/04/2021
New Mexico Wildlife Federation Releases Summer 2021 Edition of The Outdoor Reporter - New Mexico Wildlife Federation - New Mexico Wildlife Federation

The New Mexico Wildlife Federation has printed its Summer 2021 edition of The Outdoor Reporter and is distributing it now to sporting goods stores and other locations around the state. Check out the new issue here.

https://nmwildlife.org/new-mexico-wildlife-federation-releases-summer-2021-edition-of-the-outdoor-reporter/

The Summer 2021 edition of the “Outdoor Reporter” has been printed and will be available soon at select sporting goods stores and other locations in New Mexico. The NMWF typically prints the publication twice a year. The summer 2021 edition features coverage of the Spring legislative session as ...

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    Bighorn sheep at the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge. ©CJCox2021
    I'm extremely disappointed with NMWF and their support of SB 312. The anti-hunting bill.
    Whether we like it or not ... Continued reliance on Oil and Gas revenue for our state budget would leave us on a permanent downslope for funding education, health care, public lands management, human services and even roads. It’s past time to diversify NM’s revenues! #nmpol #nmleg #nmbudgethttps://ieefa.org/ieefa-u-s-plummeting-oil-and-gas-prices-leave-new-mexicos-budget-short-by-hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars/
    Received the following note from the Albuquerque Water Authority. Please send a note to [email protected] and ask that they consider allowing the water level to increase at Abiquiu Reservoir. Share this to whomever you think will write in, perhaps we can encourage a little common sense and retain a little water during the spring runoff. The current lake levels are very low and the boat ramps are nearly unusable. Raising the lake level would benefit sportsmen, visitors, anglers, and wildlife. Increasing the storage of drinking water also seems to make sense for future dry years. "Our Customer Service Department forwarded to me your inquiry regarding retention of water in Abiquiu Reservoir. The reservoir is our primary storage site for water imported from southern Colorado as part of the San Juan-Chama Project, and as such is a critical part of Albuquerque’s water supply infrastructure. The Water Authority is sensitive to the needs that you mention and works with other agencies to ensure that releases from the reservoir are timed for optimum benefit to all stakeholders. In that vein, we already hold back water in the reservoir every year that we are otherwise permitted to release. This is all by way of saying that we are keeping as much San Juan-Chama water in Abiquiu as we can, and hope to increase storage levels for native water in future years. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions you may have. Sincerely, Rick Shean [email protected] Water Rights Program Manager Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority PO Box 568 | Albuquerque NM | 87103 505.289.3025 (o) | 505.697.8914 (m)
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    Are you guys hosting the Governors hunt auction?
    Here's a great opportunity to communicate your disappointment with the recent closure of hunting on public land.
    **Attention New Mexico Veterans and service members** The Fallen Outdoors has a Barbery sheep hunt in units 32, 34, 36, and 37 (7-20 December 2019) up for grabs for a Veteran or service member on The Fallen Outdoors page. Go to the link below and look for my post if you wish to enter. You have until Sunday (17 Nov 2019) at 1400 to enter for a chance to win. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1089041847842037/
    **Attention New Mexico Veterans and service members** There's a cow elk hunt in unit 50 up for grabs for a Veteran or service member on The Fallen Outdoors page. Go to the following link if you wish to enter. You have until October 14th at 1900 to enter for a chance to win. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1089041847842037/