In just a few short years the New Mexico Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has grown to nearly 500 members strong. And this is only the beginning. With your help we will continue to grow as a force for sustaining wild lands, wildlife, native fisheries and the kind of authentic backcountry experience we are determined to pass on to future generations.
NM BHA currently has several existing and new board positions open and are calling for board member applications from now until May 20, 2019. We welcome both the well-learned conservationist and those who lack experience but are willing to learn. Applicants must be current NM BHA members.
Check out the open positions below then take a few minutes to fill out our short online board member application.
Open Board Positions
Vice-Chair: Executive Board Position - The Vice-Chair is the secondary volunteer leader of NM BHA and as such, discharges the duties of the Chair as required in the Chairman's absence. They will manage the chapter email account and otherwise support the activities of the Chair and larger board.
Treasurer: Executive Board Position - The Treasurer will keep an accurate record of all NM BHA funds received and disbursed, in accordance with the policies and protocols of North American BHA; submit financial reports as required, subject to the approval of the Chair or Co-Chairs; ensure the accuracy and availability of this information to Officers, Board Members, and North American BHA; and fulfill other duties as the need arises.
Conservation Coordinator: Executive Board Position - The Conservation Coordinator will work directly with the Officers and Board to coordinate and implement the priorities listed in Article II – Purposes & Objectives. These priorities include the advancement and support for wildlife, habitat, access, sportsmen’s ethics and relevant public education.
Policy Coordinator: Executive Board Position - The Policy Coordinator will work directly with the Officers and Board to provide background information and help the Board develop policies around the priorities of advancement and support for wildlife, habitat, access, sportsmen’s ethics and public education. The Policy Coordinator will attend Game Commission Meetings and engage with the legislature on behalf of NM BHA when necessary.
Engagement Co-Chair: The Engagement Co-Chair is responsible event coordination, promotion and execution to maximize public awareness of BHA, bolster membership, fundraise and build and foster an engaged community of advocates. They will support the Engagement Chair as well as Regional Outreach Chairs as needed and will help ensure events are well planned, make good use of chapter funds and provide a welcoming atmosphere for members and prospects alike.
Regional Outreach Chairs: Public Outreach Chairs (with support from the Engagement Chair and Co-Chair) are responsible for forming and maintaining their respective committee by recruiting local members that can be called upon to help with local NM BHA public outreach efforts and serve as our “eyes and ears” for issues impacting the national forests and other public lands in their region. Chair positions for the NW, NE and SE in accordance with NMDGF Regions are currently open.
Questions? Contact SW Chapter Coordinator Katie DeLorenzo at email@example.com