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Share with Wildlife | BISON-M

New Updates! 

  • NMDGF has been collaborating with Natural Heritage New Mexico and DataWizards to recode and revamp the BISON-M website (bison-m.org). The new website is now live. Please contact Ginny Seamster (virginia.seamster@state.nm.us) with any questions about the new site.
  • Twelve new projects have been selected for Share with Wildlife funding in 2019. See the Applications-Reports tab for more details.
  • 2018 is the Year of the Bird! See the Applications-Reports tab for further information.

Click on the tab headings to learn more about Share with Wildlife and the BISON-M database.

Share with Wildlife

Share with Wildlife to assist all New Mexico wildlife in need, no matter what species. Background photo by Mark Watson.

Share with Wildlife is a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish program initiated in 1981 that depends on donations from the public. Its mission is to help those species that do not receive funding from any other source. The program funds four categories of wildlife projects: research, education, habitat enhancement, and rehabilitation. It receives much of its funding through the state income tax check-off program. It is also supported through Share with Wildlife license plate sales and direct donations. Matching federal funds maximize the program’s support of New Mexico’s wildlife. (Hummingbird photo above by Mark Watson.)

What kind of projects does Share with Wildlife support? The video below highlights raptor surveys by HawkWatch International which Share with Wildlife supported for many years.

BISON-M

BISON-M Database of New Mexico wildlife species

Biota Information System of New Mexico (BISON-M)  provides information on the legal status and biology of thousands of species found in New Mexico. Information can be obtained for individual species (Species Booklets), counties (County Lists), and via more advanced queries (Database Query and Power Search). BISON-M is a living database maintained by both Natural Heritage New Mexico and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Please contact the BISON-M/Share with Wildlife Coordinator, Ginny Seamster with any comments or recommendations for species account updates.

Ginny Seamster
BISON-M / Share with Wildlife Coordinator
Ecological and Environmental Planning
505-476-8111
virginia.seamster@state.nm.us

Biota Information System of New Mexico (BISON-M) website

Project Highlights

New Mexico Wildlife Rescue Inc.’s Open House!

Share with Wildlife, New Mexico – Project Highlight: New Mexico Wildlife Rescue Inc.’s Open House!

Wildlife Rescue volunteer coordinator holding an American kestrel. (Ginny Seamster)

Do you want to learn more about how wildlife rehabilitation works and about some of the raptors that migrate through New Mexico? Do you want to know what you can do if you find a bird or other animal that appears to be sick or injured? If you live in the Albuquerque area, then Wildlife Rescue Inc. of New Mexico is the place to call to get your questions about injured or orphaned wildlife answered and the place to visit in late April for their annual Open House event.

Wildlife Rescue is based at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park and has a vast network of trained wildlife rehabbers who they can call on to care for wildlife that needs treatment prior to being released back into the wild. Upwards of 2,000 animals often pass through Wildlife Rescue’s doors in a given year.

Share with Wildlife, New Mexico – Project Highlight: New Mexico Wildlife Rescue Inc.’s Open House!

Wildlife Rescue volunteer holding educational raptor. (Ginny Seamster)

Share with Wildlife, New Mexico – Project Highlight: New Mexico Wildlife Rescue Inc.’s Open House!

Outdoor facilities for rehabilitating birds. A new enclosure is on the way! (Ginny Seamster)

Wildlife Rescue Inc. annually hosts an Open House the last Saturday in April. This is the perfect opportunity to see all the facilities where the Wildlife Rescue volunteers work their rehabilitation magic for New Mexico’s wildlife and ask questions about the educational animals that they have on display during the event. Want to see an American kestrel up close? Want to learn about how a particular animal ended up being unreleasable to the wild and became an education animal? The volunteers at Wildlife Rescue have all the answers to these questions and more!

Share with Wildlife, New Mexico – Project Highlight: New Mexico Wildlife Rescue Inc.’s Open House!

Examination area at Wildlife Rescue Inc. (Ginny Seamster)

During the rest of the year, Wildlife Rescue Inc. is a great place to start if you’ve found a wild animal in the Albuquerque area that you think may need help. Wildlife Rescue volunteers will be able to tell you whether it is appropriate to move the animal and bring it to their facility at the state park. Their volunteers will perform an examination on any animals brought in to determine what can be done for them. While members of the public are not permitted to observe the examinations, you can request a follow-up for information on the animal’s status.

Wildlife Rescue Inc. also provides a multitude of educational opportunities for a diversity of audiences. Educational sessions are held at a variety of facilities, including local schools and universities, National Wildlife Refuges, and other state parks. They typically bring educational animals to inform their presentations. Please contact Wildlife Rescue Inc. if you are interested in a wildlife presentation at a local event!

Recent Highlights

2017 Highlights

2016 Highlights

2015 Highlights

Call for 2019 Projects

The Share with Wildlife projects for 2019 have been selected (see list below). The Call for Project Information for Share with Wildlife projects for 2020 will be released in spring, 2019.

2019 Share with Wildlife Projects

Category Title
Research Evaluation of the risk of novel pathogen transmission via riparian restoration on the Mimbres River of southwestern New Mexico
Research Distribution and habitat selection by the Peñasco least chipmunk
Research Status assessment of the Arizona black rattlesnake in New Mexico
Research Full-season productivity and habitat associations for gray vireos
Research Bendire’s thrasher nest survival and juvenile survival in relation to land management in New Mexico
Research Genetic status assessment of Chihuahua chub in the Mimbres basin
Research Establishing viable imperiled springsnail refuge populations at the Albuquerque BioPark Aquatic Conservation Facility, NM
Education BEMP fauna, floodplains, and fieldwork
Education Creating the next generation of riparian habitat stewards
Education/
Rehabilitation
Connecting students to wildlife and habitats in New Mexico/Wildlife rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Desert Willow Wildlife Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Wildlife Rescue Inc. of New Mexico

 

Forms for Share with Wildlife Contractors

These forms are provided for informational purposes to individuals and organizations submitting a proposal to the Share with Wildlife program in response to an active Call For Project Information. These forms should not be submitted to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish unless an employee of the Department directly contacts you and requests that you fill them out as part of the process of implementing a professional services contract for a new Share with Wildlife project.

Campaign Contribution Disclosure Form

Compliance with Government Conduct Act

DFA Agency Certification Form

Substitute Form W-9

Scientific Collection and Education Permit Application

Applicants for a Share with Wildlife project who intend to capture and handle animals or use live animals and/or animal parts for educational purposes for their project may need to obtain a scientific collection permit or educational program permit from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Please see the Special Use Permits page for more information and contact dgf.permits@state.nm.us with questions.

Highlighted Announcement

 

2018 Is the Year of the Bird!

In 2018, we mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are joining forces to celebrate 2018 as the “Year of the Bird.” The Year of the Bird will provide an opportunity for people everywhere to recommit themselves to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years. Through 12 months of storytelling, science, and conservation, Year of the Bird will examine how our changing environment is driving dramatic losses among bird species around the globe and highlight what we can do help reverse this negative trend. For November, share your shot. There is nothing like the beauty and wonder of birds in nature to inspire passion and drive your change. Go on assignment with National Geographic and share your bird photography in the Your Shot section

Reports

To access other project reports, please visit the Share with Wildlife search on the BISON-M website:
http://bison-m.org/contractsearch.aspx.

Donations

New Mexico wildlife needs your help! Share with Wildlife funds numerous projects related to wildlife habitat enhancement, wildlife-related education, wildlife rehabilitation, and research on wildlife biology and ecology every year. All projects are made possible through donations made by members of the public. 

To make a donation, you may donate part of the refund on your state tax return; purchase a Share with Wildlife license plate or make any dollar amount donation online (minimum $2; see more information below); or mail in a check using this donation form. All donated funds go to supporting wildlife; none are used for administrative costs.

If you want your dollars to go even further in supporting non-game wildlife, consider donating to Share with Wildlife and purchasing a Habitat Management Access Validation simultaneously. Click here for more information about donating and here for information on our State Game Commission Lands

Thank you for your support of New Mexico’s wildlife!

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New Mexico Wildlife License Plate

Support wildlife by ordering the New Mexico Wildlife License Plate

Support wildlife by ordering the New Mexico Wildlife License Plate

Support wildlife by ordering the New Mexico Wildlife License Plate - Elk

Download the PDF to support wildlife by ordering the Share with Wildlife license plate. PDF made available from MVD New Mexico. The Rio Grande cutthroat trout plate is only available through the mail starting October 23rd, 2017. It may take 6-10 weeks to receive your trout plate from MVD.

Donate Online 

You can donate to Share with Wildlife through your Online Licensing System account by clicking Customer Login located at the top of this website:

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On the Online Licensing System website (shown below) please enter your Username (or Customer ID or Email) and Password, and then click the Login button:

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Once you are logged in, if you only wish to donate to Share with Wildlife, click on the Share with Wildlife button on the home page:

Type any dollar amount (minimum $2.00) you wish to donate in the Enter Donation Amount box (shown below) and click Review Order:

Dismiss any pop-up windows (shown below) regarding purchasing other items by clicking the OK button:

Click the Add to Cart button (shown below) at the top of the Review Order page:

On the next screen, click Checkout and continue on to complete your purchase.

OR

Once you are logged in, if you are purchasing other items through the Online Licensing System, go to License Sales | General License Sales from the Main Menu (shown below):

After you read the Terms of Agreement on the next page and click the Continue button, you will see a list of Available Products. Locate the Share with Wildlife Donation product ($10 donation only) OR the Share with Wildlife Extra Donation product ($2.00 minimum donation; type dollar amount in Enter Donation Amount box) and click the check box next to (add to order). Click the Review Order button:

Dismiss any pop-up windows (shown above) regarding purchasing other items by clicking the OK button. Click the Add to Cart button (shown above) at the top of the Review Order page. On the next screen, click Checkout and continue on to complete your purchase.