Rio Grande Valley Broadband • Entered by Susan Ostlie on March 28, 2021

Magdalena Collaborative meeting

February 22, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours
Post Admin hours 1
Activity Hours 2.5
Participants 2
Total Hours 6

Key Issue: Multiple apply
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Key Partners: NM Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute, Magd. RD personnel – grazing and trails people, NM NPS, NMVFO, RGVBB, Sierra Club, etc.
Landscape/area: Cibola National Forest (1616435 acres)

Short Description of Activity

Agenda: We’ll have updates on the Magdalena District and the Cibola National Forest plan revision process from District Ranger Michael Salazar, and we’ll discuss the Magdalena District’s Travel Management Plan and recreation program. In addition, Joe Zebrowski from New Mexico Highlands University will tell us about the Shared Stewardship Portal that is being developed as part of the New Mexico Forest Action Plan, and we’ll take suggestions for topics to discuss during 2021.

Reflection/Evaluation

The attendance was very sparse; actually, most of the people there were from the conservation community and the district personnel. Therefore, the meeting was primarily attended by people who are interested in conservation issues like springs restoration, invasive plant infestation, and overuse by OHV’s. We did suggest several topics for future meetings, including a presentation by the wildlife biologist from NMDGF, who has been a really helpful part of the Sandia Collaborative meetings.

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