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Gould’s turkey and Gila monster recovery plans available

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish recovery plans for Gould’s turkeys and Gila monsters are available for public review and comment.

The plan is on the department website, http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/home/public-comment/. It also can be obtained by contacting John Bulger, the department’s recovery coordinator, (505) 476-8106 or john.bulger@state.nm.us.

Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Feb. 22, 2017.

Gould’s turkeys live in the Sierra San Luis, Animas and Peloncillo Mountains of New Mexico’s Bootheel region. Gila monsters have been found in portions of Grant and Hidalgo counties. The recovery plans outline strategies to maintain viable populations of these species and their habitats within the state.