Pearce in Artesia to Learn Science of the "Lizard"
Artesia, NM (August 12, 2011) On Monday, Congressman Steve Pearce will attend a meeting in Artesia to review the work of concerned citizens specific to the proposed federal listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species. At the meeting, he and other members of New Mexico's Congressional Delegation will be presented with a report on the scientific data related to the listing, which he has promised to forward to officials at the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.
A group of civic and scientific professionals, led by New Mexico State Representative Dennis Kintigh, has studied the issue extensively over the past few months. The independent study group has prepared a report detailing their findings, and invited the New Mexico Congressional Delegation to attend the meeting to receive copies and a summary of their findings. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The meeting, which is hosted by the Artesia Chamber of Commerce, will be held Monday, August 15th at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center in Artesia, located at 310 West Main St. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am.