New Mexico Rare Plant conservation Strategy

The Forestry Division releases the New Mexico Rare Plant Conservation Strategy for Earth Day! The New Mexico Rare Plant Conservation Strategy is an integral part of the State of New Mexico’s Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department, Forestry Division’s Forest Action Plan, which identifies natural resource conditions, needs and opportunities across all land ownerships in the state and guides long-term Division management. The Division is a major partner in rare and endangered plant conservation, recovery and research through its Endangered Plant Program. It is the only program within the state government that focuses on rare plant conservation and operates statewide. The Strategy is focused on 235 rare and endangered plant species in New Mexico, including 109 species that only occur in New Mexico and nowhere else in the world. The overall goal of the New Mexico Rare Plant Conservation Strategy is to protect and conserve New Mexico’s rare and endangered plant species and their habitats through collaborative partnerships between stakeholders and interested parties to aid and improve the conservation and management of rare plant species and to avoid federal listing.
The Strategy can be found at http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SFD/ForestMgt/Endangered.html and at http://nhnm.unm.edu/nm_rare_plant_conservation_strategy.

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