NMSU Museum to Present Wildlife of the Organ Mountains

NMSU Museum to Present Wildlife of the Organ Mountains

On December 10, 2016, the public is invited to a special wildlife presentation by the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Wildlife Museum at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Dripping Springs Natural Area Visitor Center, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The Visitor Center is located off University Drive – east to Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The presentation will include museum specimens which will provide the public with a unique experience of the common and uncommon wildlife species found in the Organ Mountains and Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem.  The NMSU Museum presentation is free to the public.  However, the BLM permit fee of $5 per vehicle to enter the Dripping Springs Natural Area will apply.  For more information, please contact Eileen Davis at 575-525-4306 or at edavis@blm.gov.

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.