Alexa Henry

Alexa Henry
Alexa J. Henry is the editor of New Mexico Wildlife magazine.

April, 2019

  • 18 April

    Black-footed ferrets reintroduced to New Mexico once again

    Hiding inside small pet carriers in the back of a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service truck, eight very rare animals that once thrived in New Mexico waited to go home. It was a sunny, late September afternoon when wildlife biologists, conservationists, ranchers and local residents gathered on the side of …

February, 2019

  • 27 February

    Desert bighorn return to the Sacramento Mountains

    Desert bighorn, gathered at the White Sands Missile Range are released from a trailer into the Sacramento Mountains in Alamogordo. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

    For the first time in nearly a century, desert bighorn sheep are roaming the Sacramento Mountains in southern New Mexico. On an early, mid-autumn morning last October, biologists and conservation officers gathered at the White Sands Small Missile Range to capture desert bighorn sheep and relocate them to their once-native …

January, 2019

  • 7 January

    Rocky Mountain bighorn survey

    Department conducts latest Rocky Mountain bighorn survey It’s a cloudless, moonlit late June morning, shortly after 5 a.m., when Caitlin Ruhl, bighorn sheep biologist with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, turns west on NM-502 toward Los Alamos. The day starts this early because bighorn sheep are easier …