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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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Get Data - Submitting an Information Request
Free Data
Lists of rare plant and animal species as well as species per county, watershed, or ecoregion are free of charge and can be accessed on our Free Online Data page.

Custom Data Requests
Custom data requests such as environmental reviews or data for analysis which requires more precise locality information for sensitive species can be requested by emailing (or mailing) our information manager.
Please include the following information in your information request:

  • Return address, phone number, and email address.
  • Why you need the information (i.e., environmental assessment, management plan, etc.).
  • Brief description of the proposed project or activity (i.e., residential development, landfill siting).
  • Location information for the project or activity, preferably the project boundary in a GIS shapefile or on a map.

Fees and Restrictions
Before submitting a request you may want to see the fees for custom data requests (66 KB pdf file), data release policy and/or statement of limitations inherent to our data. The fees are designed to recoup our expenditures for data acquisition, organization, quality control, and maintenance as well as responding to these requests. Our intent is not to reduce the number of users, but to continue to be financially solvent, enabling us to offer this information to the public.

Standard Data Fields Provided for Requests
This pdf file provides a list of standard fields and definitions that are supplied for each requested record.

Fee Exemptions
People, agencies and organizations who provide NHNM with information for our database or with access to land and waters may be exempt from charges. Students with reasonable needs for the information are exempt. If you believe your request should not be charged, contact the NHNM Information Manager.

Response Time
Requests for data are processed in the order in which they are received in writing. Average response time is about two weeks from the date your request is received in our office, but it may be longer if there is a backlog or if your request does not contain all the needed information. Since our office receives many requests, we strongly encourage you to submit your request during the early stages of a project.
Rush jobs. We may be able to process your project as a priority job with a turn around time of less than two weeks. Contact the NHNM Information Manager for availability.

Contribute Data
We Need Your Help!To continue building a comprehensive, up-to-date database of information on the status of rare species and occurrences of significant natural communities, we need your help. If you have information concerning any species we track please contact us or submit a contributor form.


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