map of the Southwest region including Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
About Us

In the Southwest region, we work with a variety of partners and other agencies, communities, tribal governments, conservation groups, business interests, landowners and concerned citizens to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and their habitat.

Our regional office is in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In This Region
New Mexico


Regional Highlights

The Native Plant Society of Texas, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, created four monarch waystations at highway rest areas between Austin and Dallas along Interstate 35, also known as the official “Monarch Highway”
In late October, the Texas Sealife Center in Corpus Christi received two calls from citizens who found western burrowing owls in places where they shouldn’t have been. One was found in a private homeowner’s yard in Robstown, Texas, with an injured wing; and the other was found on the ground near a...
There is nothing quite like the feeling of spring. The weather has started to warm. Days are filled with going on walks, sitting in the backyard or having picnics. Birds have made their return to their breeding grounds and the familiar calls are heard again.
Have you ever wondered how biologists “count” wildlife populations? For the Mexican wolf, it takes a coordinated effort across multiple state, federal, and tribal agencies over several months. It’s a process that involves detailed planning, trained aerial darters, multiple aircraft, and good...
Fish in the desert? It seems impossible but not in the ciénega habitat.