Wildlife & Habitat Conservation

December, 2020

July, 2020

  • 29 July

    Returning Rio Grande cutthroat trout to New Mexico’s waters

    Have you ever wondered why Rio Grande cutthroat trout conservation is important? Rio Grande cutthroat trout are not only New Mexico’s state fish, they are also native only to northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The presence and abundance of native trout on the landscape helps maintain a healthy and …

  • 29 July

    More about Rio Grande cutthroat trout

    A Q&A with Tucker Brauer, Rio Grande cutthroat biologist In an interview with New Mexico Wildlife, Tucker Brauer, Rio Grande cutthroat biologist with the Department of Game and Fish, talked about the reintroduction of this important species to our state. Brauer, who is originally from Idaho, received an associate’s degree …

  • 29 July

    Trout in a Tote

    Have you ever seen trout swimming in a backpack? It sounds odd but on a recent trip with the Department’s Rio Grande cutthroat trout biologist, Tucker Brauer, that’s exactly what I saw – several hundred cutthroat trout swimming in dozens of backpacks. It’s a stocking technique utilized by fisheries biologists …

  • 29 July

    A Growing Pack of Mexican Wolf Recovery Partners

    Mexican wolf recovery in New Mexico received a boost last fall when the New Mexico State Game Commission voted unanimously to once again become a lead cooperating agency in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program. “It is only appropriate for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to have a …

  • 17 July

    Watch a prescribed fire

    Fire as a management tool, when planned and controlled by professional wildland fire specialists, can be an extremely efficient and practical way for habitat biologists and land managers to promote positive change in a habitat and yield numerous benefits on the landscape. Before human intervention fires helped shape landscapes and …

May, 2020