Grasslands are deemed the most endangered species on the globe. At least one-third of New Mexico is home to this relic prairie and boasts prime habitat for ground nesting species such as the lesser prairie-chicken. With its balance of rolling sand dunes, shinnery oak and native grass, eastern New Mexico provides superb conditions for wildlife in this pristine landscape. Pro-active for many years in conserving this special place, unlikely partnerships between landowners, energy producers and conservation organizations have led to over 40,000 acres in permanent protection, and over one million acres enrolled in management plans through the Candidate Conservation Agreement plans. If you are a private landowner or oil and gas producer, and don’t know about Candidate Conservation Agreements, their assurances, and the impact they are making, click here, or contact:

Doug Lynn
Center of Excellence for Hazardous Materials Management (CEHMM)
505 North Main Street
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220-5875
Telephone: 575.885.3700


Doug Burger
Bureau of Land Management
2909 W. Second Street
Roswell, NM 88201-2019

If you are in the wind and transmission industry click here for the Southern Plains Wind and Wildlife Planner.

Additional information on the work happening in New Mexico can be downloaded here.

For energy professionals and more information on programs offered within the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, click here, or contact:

Grant Beauprez
New Mexico Dept. of Game and Fish
513 New York Drive
Portales, NM 88130

Click here to find your local NRCS office.

Click here for information on conservation easements, information on The Nature Conservancy of New Mexico, or contact:

Tish McDaniel
The Nature Conservancy of New Mexico
Clovis, New Mexico

And click here if you want a one-of-a-kind special viewing experience, come to the annual High Plains Lesser Prairie-chicken Festival!