New Mexico State Conservation Partnership

The New Mexico State Conservation Partnership (NMSCP) works to facilitate state and regional conservation planning and projects for birds and other wildlife. Through collaborative partnerships, the NMSCP supports priority research and carries out management actions aimed at benefitting focal bird species and habitats.

Current Priorities:

  • Science-based wetlands and riparian habitat conservation
  • Carrying capacity, energetics and movements of sandhill cranes and waterfowl, with current focus on the Middle Rio Grande Valley



Current Projects:

Ducks swirl above Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

Project Spotlight

“This new urban refuge is a wonderful example of how Land and Water Conservation Funds can be used to leverage strong community partnerships and serve as a foundation for on-the-ground conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country.”

Standing with members of the New Mexico congressional delegation, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that a diverse group of federal, state, and local partners and conservation groups supported by the Land and Water Conservation Fund have made it possible to acquire the lands needed to complete the 570-acre Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, the Southwest’s first urban national...