Concerns over bosque land transfer

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Wednesday, the State Land Office held its first of three public meetings to determine if it should accept an offer to transfer a 212-acre parcel of land in the bosque to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service management. Don Kettwich, who has lived across from the parcel for 40 years, said he’s wary that a land transfer would herald the return of hunting. Other nearby residents said that enforcement of current statutes on the land have also been insufficient. State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard said that although hunting is currently banned, it may not be forever. The second meeting is scheduled for April 16th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Henry “Kiki” Saavedra Community Center, 201 Prosperity SE. and William St. SE

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) -- Wednesday, the State Land Office held its first of three public meetings to determine if it should accept an offer to transfer a 212-acre parcel of land in the bosque to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service management. Don Kettwich, who has lived across from the parcel for 40 years, said he’s wary that a land transfer would herald the return of hunting. Other nearby residents said that enforcement of current statutes on the land have also been insufficient. State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard said that although hunting is currently banned, it may not be forever. The second meeting is scheduled for April 16th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Henry “Kiki” Saavedra Community Center, 201 Prosperity SE. and William St. SE