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Nov 16 Mexican wolf agenda item 14

A G E N D A

NEW MEXICO STATE GAME COMMISSION

San Juan Community College

4601 College Blvd. – Room 9008

Farmington, NM 87402

November 16, 2006

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*Notations under each agenda item are for discussion only and Commission action will not be limited to notations.

 

Public testimony and comment: All those interested in providing oral comment 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 will be allowed on each item, 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.

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 1: Meeting Called to Order.

AGENDA ITEM NO. 2: Roll Call.

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3: Introduction of Guests.

AGENDA ITEM NO. 4: Approval of Minutes (September 28- 29, 2006—Tucumcari, NM)

AGENDA ITEM NO. 5: Approval of Agenda.

AGENDA ITEM NO. 6: Consent Agenda.

Committee Reports

1st Quarter Depredation Report

 

NEW BUSINESS

AGENDA ITEM NO. 7: Listing Recommendation for Headwater Chub (19.33.6.8, NMAC).

Presented by Stephanie Carman – The Department will present the result of the investigation of

headwater chub for prospective listing under the New Mexico Wildlife Conservation Act (Section 17-2-37 through 17- 2-46, NMSA, 1978). All public involvement processes and steps for a listing investigation under the WCA have been completed. The Director will present a recommendation and request Commission action to finalize the listing investigation process.

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 8: Colorado Basin Chubs Recovery Plan.

Presented by Stephanie Carman – The Department will present a final draft of the state recovery plan for

3 species of chubs native to the Gila/San Francisco/San Juan River basins of New Mexico. The recovery plan was written and reviewed with the assistance of an advisory committee following the procedures for recovery plan development under the Wildlife Conservation Act (17-2-40.1, NMSA, 1978). The Department will seek approval of the recovery plan from the Commission so that implementation of the strategies and actions within the plan may begin.

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 9: Commission’s Decision Regarding the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Investigation.

Presented by Dawn Davis – The Department will present the results of the public hearing conducted based

on evidence collected by the Department and the Director’s recommendation under the Wildlife  onservation Act (Section 17-2-37 through17-2-46, NMSA, 1978). The Commission will make a final decision regarding listing of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken.

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 10: Boreal Toad Recovery Plan.

Presented by Leland Pierce – The Department will present a final draft of the state recovery plan for the

boreal toad, a high-elevation toad whose historic range includes north-central New Mexico. The recovery plan has been written and reviewed with the assistance of an advisory committee, following the procedures for recovery plan development under the Wildlife Conservation Act ( 17-2-40.1, NMSA, 1978). The Department will seek approval of the recovery plan from the Commission so that it may begin  implementation of the strategies and actions within the plan.

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 11: Discussion of Topics of Mutual Interest with Colorado Wildlife Commission

Members.

Presented by Colorado Wildlife Commission – Members of the Colorado Wildlife Commission and the

Director of the Colorado Division of Wildlife will be present to discuss mutual interests. Topics may include but not be limited to managing interstate wildlife populations, implementation of Comprehensive Strategies, cutthroat restoration, wildlife translocations, effects of oil and gas development on wildlife, and mutual enforcement challenges.

Discussion expected to occur during 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 12: Amending the Private Land Elk Allocation Rule (19.30.5, NMAC) and the Hunting and Fishing License Revocation Rule (19.31.2, NMAC) to Suspend Landowners from Participating in E-PLUS (Elk Private Lands Use System) if they Breach the Terms of the Agreement, Provide False Representation of Property Acreage, Rightful Ownership, or Legal Representation of the Property.

 

Presented by R. J. Kirkpatrick – The Department will present language that will amend the Private Land

Elk Allocation Rule 19.30.5, NMAC, and the Hunting and Fishing License Revocation Rule 19.31.2, NMAC, to suspend a property from participation in the Elk Private Lands Use System (E-PLUS) if the owner misrepresents their property or breaches the terms of an E-PLUS agreement. The amended language will ensure that properties enrolled in (E-PLUS) will be suspended until the landowner or the designated contact person reconciles information in dispute. The new language will also provide an opportunity to appear in front of a hearing officer if the landowner believes they have provided true and accurate information or have not breached the agreement prior to suspension from the E-PLUS system. Breach of the agreement or providing false information will no longer subject the landowner or the designated contact person to assessment of points under 19.31.2, NMAC.

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 13: Amending Hunting and Fishing License Revocation (19.31.2, NMAC) to Assess 20 Revocation Points to Individuals who Provide False or Fraudulent Information Regarding the Results of Hunting or Trapping Activities.

 

Presented by R. J. Kirkpatrick – The Department will present language that will amend the Hunting and

Fishing License Revocation Rule (19.31.2, NMAC) to assess points to individuals who provide false or fraudulent information regarding the results of hunting or trapping activities. The amended language will establish a 20-point violation for hunters or trappers that report false or fraudulent harvest information. Twenty (20) point violations result in a loss of license privileges for up to 3 years.

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 14: Mexican Wolf Update.

Presented by Saleen Richter – The Department will present an update regarding Mexican wolf-related

actions from 2006. This will include updated information regarding the current status of wolves in New Mexico, field and administrative actions conducted over the past year, and upcoming activities of interest.

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 15: Update Briefing on Warm Water Fish Hatchery Construction.

Presented by Mike Sloane – The Department will provide the Commission with an update on the

construction activities for the warm water fish hatchery.

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 16: General Public Comments (Comments Limited to 3 Minutes).

Public Comment:

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 17: Closed Executive Session.

The State Game Commission will adjourn into Closed Executive Session to discuss litigation, personnel,

and acquisition or disposal of real property or water rights, and pursuant to Section 10-15-1(H) (1), NMSA, 1978, to discuss matters related to the determination of sending “Notice of Commission Contemplated Action” for outfitter and/or guide registration to any identified individual(s) that may have violated their professional Code of Conduct as per 19.30.8, and 19.31.2, NMAC. If in the Commission’s determination an individual shall be served notice, he or she will be afforded an administrative hearing following 19.31.2, NMAC.

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 18: Land Conservation Appropriation Update and Action as Needed.

Presented by Lisa Kirkpatrick – The Department will present an update of the status of projects proposed

for funding under the Land Conservation Appropriation. Depending on the readiness of some of the projects, the Commission may be asked to take action.

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 19: Adjourn.

NOTE: The meeting will be adjourned upon completion of the agenda or up to those items that time allows. Anyitems not discussed will be on the following meeting’s agenda.

 

The Agenda is subject to change up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting date and time as deemed

necessary by the Chairman. To inquire about agenda changes, please contact the Office of the Director at (505) 476-8008.

 

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language

interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact Shirley Baker at (505) 476-8030. Please contact Ms. Baker at least 3 working days before the set meeting date. Public documents, including the Agenda and Minutes can be provided in various accessible forms. Please contact Shirley Baker if a summary or other type of accessible form is needed.