New Mexico Wild

Albuquerque, NM– (KKOB) New Mexico Wild and other nonprofit conservation organizations applaud the New Mexico Legislature for their proposed budget that includes approximately $48.5 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to conserve New Mexico’s public lands and waters, improve equitable access to outdoor spaces and address a backlog of maintenance projects in state parks. Senate President Pro-Tem Mimi Stewart said, ” Now is the time to make an assertive investment in New Mexico’s natural resources and boost the outdoor economy to help our businesses and communities recover from the pandemic.” The proposed budget will eventually be voted on by both Legislative chambers during the special legislative session currently underway in Santa Fe.