February, 2024

  • 9 February

    Though ‘spineless,’ Texas hornshell key to N.M.’s biodiversity

    The following is just a taste of our work with invertebrate SGCN. Invertebrates are creatures that lack (“in-”) backbones (“vertebra”). The Texas hornshell is one of the few river mussels that are native to New Mexico. Although “spineless,” this mussel has proven robust in its fight to survive. Read on …

  • 9 February

    Biologist experiences threats to cuckoos firsthand

    Erin Duvuvuei has managed a lot during her conservation efforts. She’s one of our non-game avian biologists who recently participated in a comprehensive survey of yellow-billed cuckoos in eleven western states. The danger she managed to overcome during this survey reflects the startling threats faced by a widespread species. The …

  • 9 February

    NMDGF, partners study razorback suckers in San Juan River

    The DGF is collaborating with American Southwest Ichthyological Researchers to try something new in the San Juan River. Through cutting-edge technology, we’ve developed Passive Integrated Transponder tag antennas (PIT tags for short). A PIT tag is a small device that uses radio frequencies to communicate a unique code from an …

  • 9 February

    River otters thrive in upper Rio Grande

    The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis), a member of the weasel family (Mustelidae), is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to the North American continent. Originally native to New Mexico’s Gila River, the Rio Grande and the Canadian River, this species has been sadly absent from the Southwest since the 1950s. …

  • 9 February

    Department works to #SaveOurSpecies

    For more than 120 years, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has worked tirelessly to manage our state’s diverse wildlife. Our work with game species—any animals that are hunted, fished or trapped—always attracts the (mountain) lion’s share of attention. But managing game species is just one aspect of …

February, 2022

  • 8 February

    Sitios de agua manejada se pueden ajustar para ciertas especies

    Los administradores de vida silvestre han usado el agua durante mucho tiempo, especialmente en el árido suroeste, como una herramienta para ayudar a mantener poblaciones saludables de animales. Lo que comenzó como un puñado de sitios de agua manejados para codornices y venados alrededor de 1940 floreció en unos 6,000 …

  • 8 February

    Managed water sites can be fine-tuned for certain species

    Wildlife managers have long used water, especially in the arid Southwest, as a tool to help support healthy animal populations. What began as a handful of managed water sites for quail and mule deer around 1940 blossomed into some 6,000 sites, intended to increase populations and benefit overall health for …

September, 2020

  • 23 September

    What’s an easement?

    In general, an easement provides the right for a person (or the public) to use the land of another in a particular manner for a specific purpose, says Art Anaya, the Department’s land, water and property specialist. Typically, an easement is a non-possessory interest in land (by another) that does …