BLM New Mexico manages wildlife habitat on over 13 million acres of public land. These lands are incredibly rich and diverse, providing essential habitat for our states fish, wildlife, and special status species of plants and animals.
Explore some of the tools we use to balance our multiple land use mandate while also protecting and restoring important wildlife habitat.
From big game to invertebrates, New Mexico prides itself in its abundant wildlife. As stewards of public lands, BLM New Mexico works hard to assure that the lands we are entrusted to manage provide healthy habitats for our wildlife populations.
Our success is based, in large part, to the many partners that work with us on this effort.
Did you know that New Mexico boasts a broad diversity of wildlife with an estimated 570 bird species and 275 mammal species recorded in the state? Reptiles (143 species), fish (162 species), amphibians (39 species), invertebrates (over 5,500 species) also abound along with thousands of species of plants.
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