Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Division Office Specialist Tiffany Pegoda checks out a bear proof trash cart made available to residents in April. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
The New Mexico State Game Commission will host a meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 at the Holiday Inn Express, 60 Entrada Dr., in Los Alamos.
Among the topics is Stewart Liley’s update on the bighorn sheep status in Cochiti Canyon. That item will be followed by one of importance to the local bear-populated community when the Department will recognize the cooperation by the Department and Los Alamos County on implementation of bear resistant trash receptacles to reduce human-bear interactions.
All those interested in providing oral comments on agenda items are encouraged to prepare a “speaker’s card” for each item on which they will comment. These cards assist the commission chair to manage more effective public communication. Comments may be allowed on each item at the commission chair’s discretion, regardless of card completion.
Those who desire to address the commission and who claim to represent an organization must provide the following information: the number of members in the organization, frequency of the organization’s meeting and either a signed statement from that organization’s president that states the organization has discussed the topic and approved the position that the representative is presenting, or proof that they are a registered lobbyist for the organization.
The New Mexico Legislature created a three-member State Game Commission in 1921. The commission eventually became a seven-member citizens’ body that sets hunting and fishing regulations, hires the Department of Game and Fish director, oversees spending of a more than $35 million annual budget, and sets the department’s overall direction.