Habitat Handbook

Habitat Handbook 2016-11-14T12:44:52+00:00

Environment Habitat Handbook

Guidelines for minimizing impacts of specific land use practices on wildlife and wildlife habitats.

Desert bighorn sheep in southwestern New Mexico - The Habitat Handbook helps developers minimize impacts  on wildlife

Desert bighorn sheep in southwestern NM.

The New Mexico Game and Fish Habitat Handbook is provided in an effort to encourage incorporation of conservation practices in the earliest possible stages of project development. It contains conservation measures, with respect to specific land use practices, targeted toward minimizing impacts of projects on wildlife and wildlife habitats.

Entities requesting NMGF biological reviews are directed to send documents to both the Santa Fe and appropriate area office (see NMDGF Region Map below). The Department requests that inquiries include the following information.

  • Project proponent contact information
  • Location (be as specific as possible– county, address, legal location etc.) and maps
  • Project description including timing of project implementation
  • Site description, including information such as topography, vegetation types and drainages. Photographs of the project site are helpful.
  • Any analysis of project effects that has been completed, or reference to effects of similar previous projects
  • Proposed mitigation activities
  • Environmental documentation (EA, EIS), if applicable
  • Project comments are normally completed and comments returned within 30 days of receipt.

Habitat Specialists

Wildlife Management Division

Donald Auer
Habitat Program Manager
(Wildlife Management Division)
#1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-476-8034
donaldp.auer@state.nm.us
Kevin Rodden
S.W. Regional Habitat Biologist
(Wildlife Management Division)
2715 Northrise Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88011
575-532-2111
Cellular: 575-649-3186
kevin.rodden@state.nm.us
George Farmer
S.E. Regional Habitat Biologist
(Wildlife Management Division)
1912 W. Second St.
Roswell, NM 88201
575-626-2481
george.farmer@state.nm.us
Jacob Davidson
N.E. Regional Habitat Biologist
(Wildlife Management Division)
226 Cruz Alta Rd.
Taos, NM 87571
575-751-4738
Cellular: 505-252-2633
jacob.davidson@state.nm.us
Chuck Schultz
N.W. Regional Habitat Biologist
(Wildlife Management Division)
 3841 Midway Pl. NE
ABQ, NM 87109
505-222-4708
Cellular: 505-690-0496
charles.schultz@state.nm.us
Ecosystem & Environmental Planning Division

Chuck Hayes
Assistant Chief for Technical Guidance
(Ecosystem & Environmental Planning)
#1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-476-8114
chuck.hayes@state.nm.us 
Mark Watson
Terrestrial Habitat Specialist
(Ecosystem & Environmental Planning)
#1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-476-8115
mark.watson@state.nm.us
Ginny Seamster
BISON-M / Share with Wildlife Coordinator
(Ecosystem & Environmental Planning)
#1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-476-8111
virginia.seamster@state.nm.us
Ron Kellermueller
Mining / Energy Habitat Specialist
(Ecosystem & Environmental Planning)
#1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
 505-476-8159
ronald.kellermueller@state.nm.us
Malia Volke
Aquatic Habitat Specialist
(Ecosystem & Environmental Planning)
#1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
 505-476-8160
malia.volke@state.nm.us

New Mexico Game and Fish Offices

Santa Fe Main Office
#1 Wildlife Way
P.O. Box 25112
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 476-8000

NW – Albuquerque Office
3841 Midway Pl. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 222-4700

SW – Las Cruces Office
2715 Northrise Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88011
(575) 532-2100

NE – Raton Office
215 York Canyon Rd.
P.O. Box 1145
Raton, NM 87740
(575) 445-2311

SE – Roswell Office
1912 W. Second St.
Roswell, NM 88201
(575) 624-6135