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NATURAL HERITAGE NEW MEXICO is a division of the Museum of Southwestern Biology at the University of New Mexico.
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How to Contribute Data to NHNM

          In addition to the field work completed by its professional staff, Natural Heritage New Mexico depends on the observations of scientists and knowledgeable amateur naturalists to continue building its statewide database on the locations of rare taxa and natural plant communities.

          NHNM's observation forms have been designed to record the basic information necessary to create an "Occurrence Record" in our database. Separate forms have been designed for animal, plant, and odonate observations. If you think you can contribute to our database, please download the appropriate form, fill it out, and return it to us. Any additional information you collect beyond what is listed on the forms will be most welcome.

          Once received, your observation will be reviewed by the pertinent staff specialist. If appropriate, it will be incorporated into the database as a new record, or used to update an existing record. If you wish to contribute spatial data, please consult our GIS Standards page, or contact our GIS Specialist.

          To view or print an observation form, click on the appropriate link below. Forms are available in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat.

Please Note:
Microsoft Word: Be sure to view the forms in "Print Layout" or information in the header will not be visible.
Adobe Acrobat: You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view the Acrobat file. Click on the Acrobat Reader icon below to download a free reader.

          If you are unable to view or download these forms, please phone the NHNM at (505) 277-3822 or e-mail NHNM and we will fax or mail you any forms you require.

  MS Word

Field Survey Form (Plants) plantobs.doc (65kb) plantobs.pdf (30kb)
Field Observation Form (Invertebrate Animals) invertobs.doc (93kb) invertobs.pdf (45kb)
Field Observation Form (Vertebrate Animals) vertobs.doc (89kb) vertobs.pdf (43kb)

Thank you for your interest!

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