Prairie chicken meetings begin 2/4

January 25, 2013 • Local News

The New Mexico Department of Game [auth] and Fish has scheduled public meetings to discuss the implementation of a management plan for lesser prairie chickens. The plan includes management goals, objectives and on-the-ground activities throughout the range of lesser prairie chickens in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Department biologists also will discuss the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal for listing the lesser prairie chicken under the federal Endangered Species Act and its implications to eastern New Mexico.

Three public meetings have been scheduled in southeastern New Mexico:

•Carlsbad: 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Eddy County Extension Office, 1304 Stevens.

•Roswell: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Department of Game and Fish office, 1912 W. Second. St.

•Portales: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St.

The department would like to extend an invitation to landowners, ranchers, farmers, industry representatives and any other interested parties to attend. For additional information, contact Grant Beauprez at, (575) 478-2460, or George Farmer at, (575) 624-6135.

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