Welcome to the New Mexico Environmental Review Tool (ERT)—an interactive tool for conservation planning and review of important resources for wildlife and habitats. The ERT is a partnership that draws upon expertise in wildlife and information management from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF), Natural Heritage New Mexico, and NatureServe. It provides conservation information on wildlife and habitat diversity, protected lands, and other natural resources, and allows users to submit proposed projects for review of potential impacts to special status species and their habitats in New Mexico.
Conservation Planning: The Explorer allows users to access conservation planning information without having to log in. Here, users will see locations of lands managed for wildlife, important wildlife areas from the Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool, and Conservation Opportunity Areas identified in the State Wildlife Action Plan. See the Create Project/Map tab for a full list of layers accessible to all users.
NMDGF Environmental Review: To be able to submit proposed projects for environmental review, users are required to register and login. To register as a new user, click on ‘Create new account’ below. After logging in, use the 'Create Project' function or the Create Project/Map tab to create and submit a project for review. The review will evaluate state and federally listed threatened and endangered species, along with other wildlife of conservation interest, that may be present within the vicinity of the project site. The review will also provide guidance for helping to maintain and enhance wildlife populations and habitats that could be affected by the proposed project.