Only Select Counties and Tribes in AZ and Texas and a few in NM were given access to these documents. Then only had 3 weeks to render the documents and send in relevant comments. Not enough time to even get on a county government agenda. Was your county left out? Many rural counties did not even receive these documents
Instructions below. There is a comment deadline of February 1, 2013 for counties, tribes, and agencies to respond prior to these documents being released to the public for comment. The information was mailed on December 20, so best case most people didn’t begin receiving until December 26. Most county commissions meet only once or twice a month and for some counties, the documents were not received in time to get the issue on meeting agendas for those in early January. Additionally, with all due respect to counties and their hard working staff members, many do not have anyone on staff with the expertise to add this volume of information in such a short turnaround time.
We need you to do two (2) things immediately:
1. Find out if YOUR county received the documents, if they did not, please let us know ASAP.
2. Request that your county write a letter to:
Sheryl L. Barrett
Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator
US Fish & Wildlife Service
NM Ecological Services Field Office
2105 Osune NE
Albuquerque NM 87113
Asking for a 90-day extension of time the February 1 deadline.
It would be great if the NMCGA could get a copy of that request.
If you have questions, please let us know and thanks in advance for your help.
We are working to assist in the development of comments to make available to those who might like assistance.
New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association
Albuquerque NM 87194
Remember … you can join NMCGA on the web NOW at http://www.nmagriculture.org/ !