In the Field

September, 2021

  • 8 September

    Meet Vivian Fernandez – #TeamNMGameandFish

    The Department of Game and Fish currently has over 300 full-time employees. Working through the hiring process, managing personnel records, ensuring proper recruitment, running payroll and leave management can be a challenge. The Department’s small team of four manages the diversity in employees and customers.

July, 2021

  • 23 July

    Meet Dennis Segura – #TeamNMGameandFish

    Cool job alert!!! Imagine a job where you spend your time introducing sport fishing and aquatic education to new anglers. In this month’s #TeamNMGameandFish, we had a short Q and A with Dennis Segura. Dennis also plays a key role in assisting Trout Unlimited with fly-tying classes and the Trout …

  • 6 July

    Meet Art Anaya – #TeamNMGameandFish

    New Mexico has over 183,000 deeded acres of State Game Commission (SGC) properties that are managed by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish for the benefit of fish, wildlife and their habitats. New Mexico’s SGC Lands also provide public access for hunting, fishing and wildlife-associated recreation. The Department …

May, 2021

  • 27 May

    Meet Joanna Hatt – #TeamNMGameandFish

    Managing New Mexico’s wildlife is a long-term, complex endeavor. Biologists must work with other New Mexico agencies, other states, non-profit, industry and the public. There are many differing views and priorities on projects that need to be included, many different methods used to implement those projects and many more intricacies …

  • 11 May

    Wildlife Research on Kirtland Air Force Base

    Researchers are working with Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico on a multi-year wildlife research study and habitat restoration project on the military installation. Kirtland Air Force Base occupies over 51,000 acres of desert grasslands, pinyon-juniper woodlands and ponderosa pine woodland on the west side of the Manzanita …

  • 10 May

    River Otters find a New Home on the Rio Grande

    Did you say river otters in the Rio Grande? That is correct; between 2008 and 2010, 33 river otters were released into the upper Rio Grande. Since then, there have been many sightings of these intelligent and playful animals, some as far south as Cochiti Lake. Their webbed feet and …

  • 10 May

    Meet Nagako Chroninger – #TeamNMGameandFish

    Managing a multi-million-dollar budget takes a team of individuals carefully coordinating, planning, ensuring policies are honored and providing consistency. Everyone in the agency supports the Department’s fiscal section. Still, each division, and region, has a person dedicated to ensuring that processes are followed, budgets are managed, bills are paid, quotes …

March, 2021

  • 26 March

    Meet James Dominguez – #TeamNMGameandFish

    Microscopic species are big business in New Mexico. The Department is concerned with several Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). They are very small in size, but can reproduce quickly and cause significant harm to the natural environment should they enter New Mexico’s water bodies. New Mexico remains one of seven states …

February, 2021

  • 24 February

    Meet Diana Montijo – #TeamNMGameandFish

    Typically, the Department opens our office doors, welcoming the public in, helping them apply for the big game draw, selling licenses and answering questions about hunting and wildlife in New Mexico. If you came into the Santa Fe office, the chances are that Diana Montijo would have been one of …

January, 2021

  • 21 January

    Conservation Officers Work to Protect Hunters from Fraud

    Patrols of lakes and rivers to verify anglers have a license, roadblocks to check for legal bucks during deer season and responding to tips from the public about possible poaching incidents are all parts of the job for New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Conservation Officers. These are likely …