This Conservation section serves to supply members with information on issues pertaining to the conservation of native plants and habitats on public and private lands in New Mexico. We offer this information to assist interested individuals in learning about the laws, agencies and programs involved in plant related issues. Involvement provides the catalyst for change that can benefit our native heritage.
Most importantly, you can help protect New Mexico’s flora by contributing to The Jack and Martha Carter Conservation Fund.
Conservation Committee Contact:
Rachel Jankowitz NPSNMconservation “at” gmail.com
- Center for Plant Conservation
- New Mexico Biodiversity Collections Consortium The NMBCC Gateway to New Mexico Biodiversity NMBCC has integrated museum data at the University of New Mexico, New Mexico
State University, Western New Mexico University, and Eastern New Mexico University into a searchable geospatial format accessible via the Internet
- New Mexico Rare Plants NMRPTC OverviewThe New Mexico Rare Plant Technical Council’s (NMRPTC) primary goal is to develop an internet version of a rare plant inventory with information on the basic biology and conservation status of New Mexico’s approximately 190 rare plants. Photographs, line drawings, and distribution maps accompany the written reports. The reports are edited to preclude inclusion of sensitive information, such as detailed location data, which might further endanger rare species.
- The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Invasive Species Information Node
- Invasive weeds of the Southwest
- Native Plant Conservation Campaign
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s “Conservation Showcase“
Articles and press releases
- Where Have All The Botanists Gone?, by Jim McGrath
- Botany:The Death of a Science in American Education, by Jack Carter
- Saving the San Juan Badlands, by George Miller
- Rooted in Place: Roadside Plant Rescue Honors Desert Plants, by Sandra Lynn. Wildflower, a publication of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas Summer 2008 issue
- Conserving the Process – Lessons in Plant Ecology, by Jim Nellessen
- The Ecological Balance: Natives vs. Non-natives, by Jim Nellessen
New Mexico Contacts