This is important…. There are going to be two forums that will let us ask questions of those that are running for the SLO Commissioners Office… I got this from NM Wildlife…. If you can make it please attend.. There will be a meeting in Las Cruces and Albuquerque.
Ongoing efforts by the State Land Office to trade heavily utilized hunting areas and wildlife habitat around Whites Peak in northern New Mexico have demonstrated the important role the Commissioner of Public Lands plays in providing access to the state’s 9 million acres of trust land. The commissioner makes decisions – not subject to legislative review – affecting access to hunting and fishing and wildlife habitat on millions of acres in New Mexico.
While the Whites Peak trades are now on hold following legal action by the New Mexico Attorney General, sportsmen are watching more closely than ever before the upcoming race for the next Commissioner of Public Lands.
Please join New Mexico hunters and anglers and all five candidates for Commissioner of Public Lands at a Sportsmen’s Forum from 7-9:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, at the State Bar of New Mexico, 5121 Masthead N.E., in Albuquerque (click here for a map). Candidates will be questioned by a coalition of the state’s most active sportsmen’s groups on issues ranging from public access on state trust lands to open government. The forum is non-partisan and open to all members of the public.
Las Cruces-area sportsmen will hold a similar forum from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum.
For more information on either event, please contact Joel Gay at the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, (505) 299-5404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.