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Meeting the Emerging Environmental and Conservation Science Needs for New Mexico

Natural Heritage New Mexico serves the people of New Mexico in their efforts to effectively manage and conserve their unique, diverse, and valuable biological resources. We perform conservation biology research in the context of global change, enhance conservation literacy and training, and are a portal for acquiring and disseminating biodiversity conservation information for New Mexico and the Southwest.

NM Conservation Information System
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New Mexico Environmental Review Tool

The ERT is an interactive tool for conservation planning and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) review of important resources for wildlife and habitats. Photo: Canada Geese in a hidden wetland (aerial) by Mark Watson


Riparian Conservation Opportunity Areas (RCOAs)

Based on a collaboration between Natural Heritage New Mexico and the National Wildlife federation, the goal of the Riparian Conservation Opportunity Areas project is to maintain and enhance connectivity in the Upper Rio Grande for wildlife population, especially in the face of climate change. Photo by NHNM


New Mexico Riparian Habitat Map (NMRipMap)

The NMRipMap provides a comprehensive, fine-scale spatial view of the composition, cover, and structure of riparian vegetation along New Mexico's streams and rivers to serve habitat management, restoration planning, non-native species management, identifying refugia, and more. Photo by NHNM