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Courtesy Photo: Mountain Skills Rock Climbing Adventures guiding climbers up Questa’s Roadside Distraction.

Learning About The Importance And Impacts Of Outdoor Recreation

NM Recreation Uplift Input Sessions

Public Land Solutions (PLS) is working with the State of New Mexico to conduct stakeholder meetings throughout the state to learn more about the importance and impacts of outdoor recreation — how, when, and where people are recreating. PLS will be hosting an in-person forum for the Questa area at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Rael’s Market and Coffee Shop. Join your neighbors at the meeting to share your outdoor recreation experiences and aspirations while enjoying free pizza.

In 2019 Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed New Mexico’s Outdoor Recreation Division into law, creating the Economic Development Department Outdoor Recreation Division. This established a commitment to focus on growing outdoor recreation opportunities, jobs, accessibility, and education to enhance the economy of the state.

The NM Outdoor Recreation website explains, “We have an ambitious vision for outdoor recreation in New Mexico. Our goal is nothing short of transforming the state’s economic, social, and environmental future by championing sustainable outdoor recreation and increasing access to it for all New Mexicans, especially those who have been excluded from the traditional outdoor recreation and environmental movements.” https://www.nmoutside.com/.

Public Land Solutions, a non-profit outdoor recreation consulting firm, will collect public input, which will be synthesized into a proposal to the state with recommendations on how to enhance and develop current and new outdoor recreation to help grow and diversify local economies.

Please plan to attend, no RSVP necessary. For more information, please contact Lynn@questaedf.com or leave a message at (575) 586-2149. For more information on the PLS NM project, visit www.publiclandsolutions.org/newmexicouplift.