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Heinrich, Gov. Lujan Grisham, Tribal Leaders, Trust For Public Land Celebrate Protection Of Historic L Bar Property, Expansion Of Marquez Wildlife Area

On Wednesday, June 29, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Tribal leaders, and Trust for Public Land, came together at the Laguna Pueblo Dancing Eagle Event Center to celebrate the expansion of the Marquez Wildlife Area in New Mexico. Earlier this month, Trust for Public Land announced the acquisition of two adjoining properties that make up the L Bar project and the phased conveyance of the 54,000 acres to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to become part of the adjacent Marquez Wildlife Area. With this acquisition, the Marquez Wildlife Area will be the largest state-owned recreation property in New Mexico. The L Bar property will formally open to the public at a future date.