Conservation Partnerships Branch
Conserve, enhance, and protect Federal trust species and their habitats in New Mexico by forming and/or
maintaining partnerships with other Federal, State, and local agencies, Tribes, academia, non-governmental
organizations, industry, and private landowners, which facilitate the restoration, improvement, and/or
protection of fish and wildlife habitats.
These partnerships will strategically focus funding and technical assistance on watersheds or ecosystems
to effect landscape-scale habitat improvements for Federal trust species.
Primary activities are to:
- Administer the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in New Mexico,
- deliver the Private Stewardship Grant Program in New Mexico,
- employ Endangered Species Act Section 10 tools (e.g. Safe Harbor Agreements, Candidate Conservation Agreements with
Assurances, Habitat Conservation Plans) on non-Federal lands to promote recovery of federally-listed endangered, threatened,
and candidate species, and
- provide a single point of contact for the NMESFO as tribal liaison to all New Mexico Tribes.
Branch Chief: Nancy Baczek
Phone: (505) 761-4711