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

The band-tailed pigeon inhabits mountainous terrain across its North American range making it difficult to obtain detailed life history information. During the late 1960’s through the 80’s, however, there was a great deal of effort invested by a small handful of biologists to describe the movement, demographics, and natural history of interior “Four Corners” populations of band-tailed pigeons...