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NRCS provides biological leadership and technical support to promote science-based conservation of fish and wildlife, and their habitats. Specific biological topics may include: applied ecology, aquaculture, biodiversity, fisheries, pollinators, wetland science, and wildlife habitat management. The following tools, techniques, and other technical information are provided to assist our customers in meeting their natural resource conservation goals and objectives

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Technical Guidance Documents


Information in New Mexico's FOTG

The following biology related documents can be found in the New Mexico's Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)

  • Biology Technical Notes (FOTG, New Mexico, Any County, Section I – FOTG Technical Notes - Biology)
  • Environmental Evaluation (NEPA) ( FOTG, New Mexico, Any County, Section II)
  • NM Protected Species (FOTG,New Mexico, Any County, Section II – Threatened and Endangered Species)
  • Wetlands  (FOTG, New Mexico, Any County, Section II)
  • Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Guides (FOTG, New Mexico, Any County, Section II – Wildlife)

Related Manuals, Handbooks and Policies

NRCS National Biology Handbook, 2004  (PDF; 222 KB)

The NRCS National Biology Handbook provides comprehensive information on the management and conservation of fish and wildlife habitats on working lands.


Chris Hamilton
State Biologist
Phone:  (505) 761-4432

More informaton can be found on the National NRCS Wildlife Biology Website