New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 5, 2020:
For public safety, Department closes Monastery Lake and Seven Springs Brood Pond
SANTA FE – To promote public safety, the Department at sunset Sunday, April 5, 2020, will close Monastery Lake Open Gate property near the Village of Pecos and Seven Springs Brood Pond located at Seven Springs Hatchery in the Jemez Mountains.
Social distancing is a challenge for everyone who enjoys being outdoors, but this is the time for all New Mexicans to pull together for the overall health of all of our citizens and stay home. These closures are necessary to protect our healthcare workers and our small communities.
“We must all do our part to flatten the curve and protect all New Mexicans” said Director Mike Sloane of the closures. The Department of Game and Fish encourages everyone to follow guidelines to stay home, only travel for essential purposes and practice social distancing, staying at least 6-feet from others.
Department offices, hatcheries and the Tour Loop at Bernardo Wildlife Management Area have been and continue to be closed.
The Department reminds anglers it is their responsibility to be aware of closures and contact land management agencies for properties of interest when restrictions are lifted.