Our station is involved in Gila trout recovery, San Juan River native species recovery, Tribal partnerships with 22 federally recognized Tribes, Rio Grande silvery minnow and Pecos bluntnose shiner conservation, and public outreach. 

About Us

The New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office is part of a network of field stations located throughout the nation that works to conserve fish and aquatic resources. Over 300 biologists from the Arctic Circle to the Florida Keys monitor and control invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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; protect imperiled species; evaluate native fish stocks and their habitats; and work with our partners to solve problems.  

Our field stations provide technical assistance to Tribes; conduct scientific studies into fishery problems; restore habitat through the National Fish Passage Program and the National Fish Habitat Action Plan; and collaborate with partners to conserve migratory fishes that cross multiple jurisdictions. 

What We Do

We are working to conserve aquatic species across every major watershed in New Mexico – the San Juan, Rio Grande, Pecos, and Gila River basins.  

Our Organization

Juvenile Northern Pike in aquarium at Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery, South Dakota
The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program leads aquatic conservation efforts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are committed to tackling the nation’s highest priority aquatic conservation and recreational challenges to conserve, restore, and enhance fisheries for future generations.

Projects and Research

We use science and innovative technology to drive our management and conservation of aquatic resources. And we work collaboratively with partners to effectively meet today’s complex conservation challenges.

Location and Contact Information