SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are backing legislation to establish an office of outdoor recreation to promote hiking, climbing and fishing throughout New Mexico.
They said Tuesday that they want the Land of Enchantment to challenge Utah, Montana and other states known for attracting outdoor enthusiasts from all over the country.
The proposal would also create an “outdoor equity grant program” aimed at helping low-income families in New Mexico enjoy skiing, camping and the outdoors.
The newly elected governor said she enjoys skiing and fly fishing, and she biked to work Tuesday.