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Over the past several months, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has developed several tools to help the public learn about fishing conditions across the state. Driven by angler input, each week the Department produces a fishing report that highlights public waters across the state, fishing hotspots and what bait is working. Biologists have developed charts to show when fishing is best in various locations, allowing anglers to search by water body or fish species. The newest tool released by the Department is the interactive Fishing Waters Map containing a wealth of information on fishing locations in New Mexico. It displays hundreds of fishing access points with information of fish species available, facilities, accessibility, boat ramps and general regulations. To access the new Fishing Conditions and Trip Planner and learn more, visit the NM Game and Fish page on Facebook.

The USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region is hosting a virtual public meeting on Wednesday September 8th to provide information and answer questions about developed recreation fees and proposed changes on the five National Forests in New Mexico. These proposed changes include increased and new fees at some developed recreation sites, such as campgrounds and day use sites. Options under consideration include increasing fees at some current fee sites, charging new fees at free sites and introducing a $40 annual pass that would allow visitors unlimited access to fee day-use sites on all five national forests in New Mexico.

According to the U.S Department of Labor, the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5th, 1882 in New York City in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday. The day remains a national celebration of American labor that has created much the nation’s freedom, strength, and leadership.

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