Natural Heritage New Mexico conducts various interdisciplinary research projects, which involve collaborations between scientists from several disciplines. One type of interdisciplinary project is the natural resource management plan.
Collaborations with the Department of Defense and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have provided opportunities to develop natural resource management plans with an emphasis on conservation. NHNM integrates database, GIS, remote sensing, and inventory and monitoring information in the development of these plans to better understand the complex issues of land management. We assist the managing agency in establishing responsible stewardship goals to help resolve conflicts between agency mission and natural resource conservation. Compliance with the federal, state, and local regulations within an ecosystem management approach is emphasized. Some of the management plans include:
- Holloman Air Force Base Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (Department of Defense)
- Sensitive Species Management Plan for Holloman Air Force Base (Department of Defense)
- Weed Management Plans, Maxwell and Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuges (United States Fish and Wildlife Service)
- White Sands Missile Range Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (Department of Defense)