NM EXTREME ACTION ALERT
PLEASE, USING THE INFORMATION BELOW, CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES AND ASK THAT THIS HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ACTION BY THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES (NGOs) BE STOPPED UNTIL IT CAN BE REGULATED.
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Our outcry delayed the comment period on the NM Forestry Legacy Program until 31 December. However, the Trust for Public Lands, a Non-profit NGO is sending advertising flyers trying to sell the Legacy Program, even thought the program has not been implemented. They are aided in this by NM Forestry. When a landowner calls and expresses interest in the program Forestry Division employee Robert Skivinski has been referring them to the Trust for Public Lands. I just found out today that this was occurring. My neighbor, James McDaniels, called NM Forestry to ask about the Legacy program, Skivinski referred him to Trust for Public Lands. That NGO instantly began the sales program.
Further, Fred Rossbach Forestry Division Preservation Chief said that the state intended to empower non- governmental organizations (NGOs) such as The Nature Conservancy to purchase the conservation easements for the state. “They will be paid a percentage of the purchase price either by the state or the land owner.” Rossbach acknowledged in a telephone interview. This makes the NGO commission salespeople for the state. The NGOs do not have real estate licenses. It is debatable, but it appears that the NGOs are in violation of New Statue 61-29-1, This State law reads “ It is unlawful for any person, business association, or corporation to engage in the business of, act of, or act as, a real estate broker or real estate salesman within this state without a license issued by the New Mexico Real Estate commission.