New Mexico Conservation Science Programs

Learn more about our conservation programs & our work with collaborators throughout the Southwest:


For more than 25 years, the New Mexico program has focused much of its conservation efforts along the Gila and Mimbres Rivers and their watersheds. 

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Mescalero Sandsheet

The Mescalero Sandsheet Conservation Area of southeastern New Mexico encompasses approximately one million acres. Its conservation centerpiece is the Conservancy’s 18,500-acre Milnesand Prairie Preserve.

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Living Rivers Program

Working in partnership with water users, managers and scientists, our Living Rivers Program focus on protecting important freshwater habitats and expanding our influence over New Mexico water law and policy.

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