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The Great Outdoors with Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard

First 100 days

The Great Outdoors New Mexico Show

Submitted by Mike Michael | April 11, 2019
Mike Michael, host of The Great Outdoors New Mexico Show on KSWV

We were very pleased to have a visit with New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands, Stephanie Garcia-Richard.  We started off our conversation by highlighting Commissioner Garcia Richard’s accomplishments during her first 100 days in office.  These included:

  • Getting out in front of the Coyote Killing contest controversy by banning this activity on state trust lands. Subsequently this activity was banned statewide.
  • Announcing that approximately 200 million dollars have been distributed to other agencies as a result of revenues generated from state trust lands.
  • Her efforts to help create the State Office of Outdoor Recreation.
  • Working with our federal legislative delegation, state tribal leaders and other stake holders to protect Chaco Canyon.
  • Introduced initiatives to make it easier for recreationalists to enjoy our state trust lands.
  • Her efforts to make the operations of the State Land Office more transparent and helped pass the State Land Office transparency bill that will require public hearings with regards to major land office activities such as land swaps and sales, major infrastructure activities on state trust lands such as transmission lines and pipelines.

These are just a few highlights of her first 100 days accomplishments.  To learn more, you can visit the State Land Office website.  We thanked Commissioner Garcia-Richard for all her efforts and welcomed her back on the show any time.

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