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NMWF Lecture Series: Dr. Karl Malcolm
Albuquerque — The New Mexico Wildlife Federation is proud to kick off its lecture series on wildlife topics with a presentation by Dr. Karl Malcolm, the southwest ecologist for the U.S. Forest Service.
Malcolm, a biologist who specializes in the study of bears, will speak on the history of wilderness in New Mexico.
Malcolm’s talk will cover the history of the wilderness movement, from the establishment of the nation’s first wilderness in the Gila in 1924 through the addition earlier this year of 273,000 acres of new wilderness around the state. He will also address the wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities that wilderness provides to New Mexicans.
Malcolm is an avid hunter and frequent guest on the MeatEater podcast with Steven Rinella.
Analysis Finds New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Shorts Resident Hunters on Licenses
The New Mexico Wildlife Federation in April published an article on its website noting that the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has been giving resident hunters less than the required percentage of licenses for bighorn sheep and other high-demand species.
The article, which was viewed over 25,000 times on Facebook, focused on an analysis of hunting licenses undertaken by Albuquerque businessman and hunter Brandon Wynn. He found that the game department often has failed to give resident hunters the 84 percent of permits required under state law. Attempts to reach NMGF officials for comments about his findings were not successful. Read the article here: NMWF Article
National Group Lists Gila River As Most Endangered
Washington, D.C. – The American Rivers organization in April listed the Gila River as number one on its list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2019. The group cited the grave threats that climate change and a proposed diversion project pose to New Mexico’s last free-flowing river. Read more coverage of the designation here: Gila Story
Spring Edition of the Outdoor Reporter
The NMWF continues to distribute copies of the spring edition of the Outdoor Reporter to sporting goods stores around the state. You can read the electronic version here: Outdoor Reporter


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