New Mexico Mammals


Estimating Density of Black Bears In New Mexico

New Mexico Bear Habitat Model

For additional Bear publications and reports click here.

Bighorn Sheep

Desert Bighorn SheepRocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep page.

For additional Bighorn Sheep publications and reports click here.

Black-Footed Ferrets

The Department is seeking information about possible ferret sightings in New Mexico. Click the document below for information on how to identify a black-footed ferret and who to contact if you see one. 

Black-Footed Ferret Poster (Revision June 2016)


For additional Cougar publications and reports click here.

Least Shrew

Least Shrew Recovery Plan

Mexican Gray Wolves

Mexican Gray Wolves in the Gila National Forest.

Mexican Gray Wolves in the Gila National Forest.

NMDGF Comments To USFWS 10-J Rule 12-31-2007

Mexican Wolf Recovery Program (USFWS) (link)
Arizona Game and Fish Mexican Wolf Conservation and Management (link)

River Otters

Feasibility Study for Possible River Otter Restoration in New Mexico

The New Mexico State Game Commission has approved plans to restore River Otter. This document is a Feasibility Study to assess the potential for the restoration of the River Otter in one or more river reaches in New Mexico. 

Feasibility Study Restoration River Otters 07-25-2006

Management Plans or Recovery Plans

Elk Interactive Information Program (Not currently available).

Riparian Rodents Draft Recovery Plan

Conservation Plan Gunnisons Prairie Dog Final Draft May-12-2008