Antilocapra Salamander

New Mexico Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool

NM CHAT

Crucial Habitat Metadata

Using a square-mile hexagon grid across the state provided by the WG Wildlife Council, an overall Crucial Habitat Rank was assigned to each hexagon based on the eight underlying data layers. Each layer has its own rank or score as detailed below. The Crucial Habitat Rank was derived from a categorical combination of the other layer scores. For example, if a hexagon scored a “1” for Species of Concern or a “1” for Terrestrial SERI or a “1” for Wetland and Riparian Areas, then it was assigned a CHAT Rank of 1. If none of the rules apply, the hexagon is assigned a “0”.

Crucial Habitat

Overview

The Crucial Habitat Rank was derived from a categorical combination of the other layers' Priority Level values where 1 is "Most Crucial" and 6 "Least Crucial." The layers inlude: Species of Concern, Large Natural Areas, Natural Vegetation Communities, Freshwater Integrity, Wetland and Riparian Areas, Wildlife Corridors, and Species of Economic and Recreational Importance (Terrestrial and Aquatic SERI). Table 1 below summarizes the categorical rules applied to the eight underlying data layers to arrive at a Crucial Habitat Rank.

Priority Level 1

Species of Concern priority level = 1, OR a Terrestrial Species of Economic and Recreational Importance priority level = 1, OR Wetland and Riparian Areas priority level = rank of 1

Priority Level 2

Species of Concern priority level = 2, OR Aquatic Species of Economic and Recreational Importance priority level = 1, OR Wetland and Riparian priority level = 2

Priority Level 3

Species of Concern priority level = 3, OR Wildlife Corridors priority level = 1, OR Wetland and Riparian priority level = 3

Priority Level 4

Species of Concern priority level = 4, OR Terrestrial Species of Economic and Recreational Importance priority level = 2, OR Large Natural Areas priority level = 1, OR Freshwater Integrity priority level = 1, OR Natural Vegetation Communities priority level = 1 or 2

Priority Level 5

Species of Concern priority level = 5, OR Terrestrial Species of Economic and Recreational Importance priority level = 3, OR Large Natural Areas priority level = 2, OR Wetland and Riparian Areas priority level = 5, OR Freshwater Integrity priority level = 2, OR Natural Vegetation Communities priority level = 3 or 4

Priority Level 6

All other priority levels (Species of Concern = 6 or Terrestrial Species of Economic and Recreational Importance = 4 or 5, OR Large Natural Areas = 3, OR no data)

Table 1. Categorical rules for assigning a Crucial Habitat Rank to a hexagon
Crucial Habitat Rank CHAT layer scores
Species of Concern Terrestrial SERI Aquatic SERI Wildlife Corridors Large Natural Areas Wetland and Riparian Freshwater Integrity Natural Vegetation Communities
1 1 1       1    
2 2   1     2    
3 3     1   3    
4 4 2     1 4 1 1 or 2
5 5 3     2 5 2 3 or 4
6   4 or 5     3      

Species of Concern (animals and plants) (SOC)

Overview

Species of Concern (SOC) are defined as species of state and/or national conservation importance. Hexagons were scored based on observations for the following: federally listed Endangered, Threatened, or Candidate species; New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) New Mexico listed animal species (Threatened or Endangered); New Mexico State Forestry Division State Endangered Plant Species (Endangered or Threatened ), and Natural Heritage New Mexico Conservation Status rankings (G1/S1 Critically Imperiled globally and within the state, respectively; G2/S2, Imperiled; G3/S3, Vulnerable; G4/S4, Apparently Secure, and G5/S5, Secure). Observations older than 1975 and with a spatial uncertainty greater than 2,500 m were excluded. Area within a designated U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Critical Habitat for Endangered or Threatened species was considered “observation” data.

Species Considered

The table below lists the species considered for the SOC layer.

SOC Species List
Scientific Name Common Name State Rank Global Rank Federal Status State Status
Abronia bigelovii GALISTEO SAND VERBENA S3 G3
Acacia millefolia MILFOIL ACACIA S1? G3?
Acarospora clauzadeana A LICHEN S1? G1G2
Accipiter gentilis NORTHERN GOSHAWK S2B,S3N G5
Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis western yarrow S2? G5T5
Acrolophitus nevadensis Nevada Point-Headed Grasshopper SNR G2G3
Acronicta albarufa BARRENS DAGGERMOTH SX G3G4
Adenophyllum wrightii WRIGHT'S DOGWEED SH G1?
Adopaeoides prittwitzi Sunrise Skipper SNR G2G4
Aegolius funereus BOREAL OWL S2B,S2N G5 T
Aeoloplides rotundipennis Grasshopper SNR G2G3
Aeshna dugesi ARROYO DARNER SNR G4
Agastache cana MOSQUITO PLANT S3 G4
Agastache mearnsii SAN LUIS MOUNTAIN GIANT-HYSSOP S2 G3?
Agastache pringlei var. verticillata ORGAN MOUNTAINS GIANT HYSSOP S2 G3G4T2
Agastache rupestris THREAD-LEAF GIANT-HYSSOP S3? G3?
Agathymus mariae Mary's Giant Skipper SNR G3G4
Agathymus neumoegeni carlsbadensis Carlsbad Agave Borer Skipper SNR G4G5T2T3
Agathymus neumoegeni neumoegeni Arizona Agave Borer Skipper SNR G4G5
Agathymus polingi Poling's Giant Skipper SNR G4
Aletes macdougalii MACDOUGAL'S FALSE CARROT S2 G3
Aletes sessiliflorus SESSILE-FLOWER FALSE CARROT S3 G3
Alexicles aspersa Tiger Moth SNR G1G2
Aliciella formosa AZTEC GILIA S2 G2 E
Allium gooddingii GOODDING'S ONION S1 G4 E
Amazilia violiceps VIOLET-CROWNED HUMMINGBIRD S1B,S1N G5 T
Amblyscirtes cassus Cassus Roadside-Skipper SNR G5
Amblyscirtes exoteria Large Roadside-Skipper SNR G4G5
Amblyscirtes nereus Slaty Roadside-Skipper SNR G4G5
Amblyscirtes texanae Texas Roadside-Skipper SNR G3G4
Ambystoma tigrinum Tiger Salamander S5 G5
Ammobaenetes arenicolus White Sands Sand-Treader Camel Cricket SNR GNR
Ammodramus bairdii BAIRD'S SPARROW S1N G4 T
Ammodramus savannarum GRASSHOPPER SPARROW S3B,S3N G5
Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus ARIZONA GRASSHOPPER SPARROW S1B,S1N G5TU E
Ammospermophilus harrisii HARRIS' ANTELOPE SQUIRREL S3 G5
Amphispiza belli SAGE SPARROW S3B,S4N G5
Amsonia fugatei FUGATE'S AMSONIA S2 G2
Amsonia tharpii THARP'S BLUE STAR S1 G1 R E
Anas acuta Northern Pintail S4B,S5N G5
Anconia hebardi Hebard's Blue-Winged Desert Grasshopper SNR G3G4
Aneides hardii SACRAMENTO MOUNTAIN SALAMANDER S3 G3 T
Anthus spragueii SPRAGUE'S PIPIT S2N G4 C
Anulocaulis gypsogenus GYPSOGENUS RINGSTEM S4 G4
Anulocaulis leiosolenus var. howardii ringstem SNR G4T2
Apacheria chiricahuensis CLIFF BRITTLEBUSH S2 G2
Apalone mutica mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Turtle G5
Aphrastochthonius pachysetus Cave Obligate Pseudoscorpion SNR G1G2
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle S3B,S4N G5
Aquilegia chrysantha var. chaplinei CHAPLINE'S COLUMBINE S2 G4T2
Aquilegia desertorum DESERT COLUMBINE SNA G4
Argemone aenea GOLDEN POPPY S1 G4?
Argemone pleiacantha ssp. pinnatisecta SACRAMENTO PRICKLY-POPPY S2 G4G5T2 E E
Artemia franciscana Brine Shrimp SNR G5
Asclepias uncialis DWARF MILKWEED S2S3 G3G4
Asclepias uncialis ssp. ruthiae RUTH MILKWEED S3 G3G4T3?
Asclepias uncialis ssp. uncialis DWARF MILKWEED S2 G3G4T2T3
Ashmunella amblya cornudasensis Mineral Creek Mountain Snail S3 G3T3
Ashmunella animasensis ANIMAS PEAK WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G1
Ashmunella ashmuni Jemez Woodlandsnail S1 G1
Ashmunella auriculata BOULDER CANYON WOODLANDSNAIL S2 G2
Ashmunella binneyi SILVER CREEK WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G1
Ashmunella carlsbadensis GUADELUPE WOODLANDSNAIL SNR G1
Ashmunella cockerelli cockerelli Ashmunella cockerelli cockerelli S1 G1T1
Ashmunella danielsi danielsi Ashmunella danielsi danielsi S1 G1T1
Ashmunella harrisi GOAT MOUNTAIN WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G1
Ashmunella hebardi HACHETA GRANDE WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G1 T
Ashmunella kochii SAN ANDRES WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G1
Ashmunella macromphala COOKE'S PEAK WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G1 R T
Ashmunella mearnsii BIG HATCHET WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G1
Ashmunella mendax IRON CREEK WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G1
Ashmunella mogollonensis MOGOLLON WOODLANDSNAIL SNR G1
Ashmunella organensis ORGAN MOUNTAINS WOODLANDSNAIL S2 G2
Ashmunella pasonis pasonis FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G3T1
Ashmunella pseudodonta CAPITAN WOODLANDSNAIL SNR G1
Ashmunella rhyssa altissima A WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G1G2T1
Ashmunella rileyensis MOUNT RILEY WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G1
Ashmunella salinasensis SALINAS PEAK WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G1
Ashmunella tetrodon fragilis A LAND SNAIL S1 G3T1
Ashmunella thomsoniana Sangre de Cristo Woodlandsnail G2G3
Ashmunella todseni MAPLE CANYON WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G1
Ashmunella walkeri FLORIDA MOUNTAINS WOODLANDSNAIL S1 G1
Assiminea pecos PECOS ASSIMINEA SNAIL S1 G1 E E
Astragalus accumbens ZUNI MILKVETCH S3 G3
Astragalus altus WINGED MILKVETCH S2 G2
Astragalus castetteri CASTETTER MILKVETCH S3 G3
Astragalus chuskanus CHUSKA MT MILKVETCH S2? G3
Astragalus cobrensis var. cobrensis A MILKVETCH S3 G4T4
Astragalus cobrensis var. maguirei MAGUIRE'S MILKVETCH S2 G4T2
Astragalus cyaneus A MILKVETCH S4 G4
Astragalus feensis SANTA FE MILKVETCH S3 G3
Astragalus gypsodes GYP GROUND PLUM S2 G2
Astragalus humillimus MANCOS MILKVETCH S1 G1 E E
Astragalus iodopetalus A MILKVETCH S2S3 G2
Astragalus kerrii KERR'S MILKVETCH S2 G2
Astragalus knightii KNIGHT MILKVETCH S2 G2
Astragalus micromerius A MILKVETCH S2S3 G3
Astragalus monumentalis var. monumentalis A MILKVETCH S1 G4T2T3
Astragalus naturitensis NATURITA MILKVETCH S2 G2G3
Astragalus neomexicanus NEW MEXICO MILK-VETCH S3 G3
Astragalus oocalycis ARBORALES MILKVETCH S3 G4
Astragalus puniceus var. gertrudis TAOS MILKVETCH S3? G4T3?Q
Astragalus ripleyi RIPLEY MILKVETCH S3? G3
Astragalus sabulonum A MILKVETCH S1 G5
Astragalus shortianus A MILKVETCH S4 G4
Astragalus siliceus A MILKVETCH S3 G3
Astragalus vaccarum A MILK-VETCH S1 G4
Astragalus waterfallii A MILKVETCH S2 G3?
Astragalus wittmannii A MILKVETCH S3 G3
Astyanax mexicanus MEXICAN TETRA S2 G5 T
Athene cunicularia BURROWING OWL S4B, S4N G4
Athene cunicularia hypugaea WESTERN BURROWING OWL S3B,S3N G4T4
Atriplex griffithsii GRIFFITH'S SALTBUSH S2 G2G3
Atrytonopsis deva Deva Skipper SNR G3G5
Atrytonopsis lunus Moon-Marked Skipper SNR G3G4
Automeris zephyria Zephyr Eyed Silkmoth SNR G2G3
Baeolophus ridgwayi JUNIPER TITMOUSE S4B G5
Baiomys taylori NORTHERN PYGMY MOUSE S2 G4G5
Besseya alpina ALPINE CORAL-DROPS S3? G4
Besseya arizonica ARIZONA CORAL-DROPS S4 G4
Besseya oblongifolia EGG-LEAF CORAL-DROPS S2 G2
Bidens lemmonii LEMMON BEGGAR-TICKS S2? G4?
Boloria freija Freija Fritillary SNR G5
Boloria selene Silver-bordered Fritillary SNR G5
Botaurus lentiginosus AMERICAN BITTERN S3B,S3N G4
Branchinecta coloradensis Colorado Fairy Shrimp SNR G5
Branchinecta lindahli Versatile Fairy Shrimp SNR G5
Branchinecta mackini Akali Fairy Shrimp SNR G4
Branchinecta packardi Packard's Fairy Shrimp SNR G5
Brickellia chenopodina CHENOPOD BRICKELL-BUSH SH GHQ
Brickellia lemmonii var. wootonii WOOTON BEGGAR-TICKS S3 G4?T3Q
Brickellia simplex SONORAN BRICKELL-BUSH S3? G3?
Brickellia sp. 1 Brickellia sp. 1 SH GUGHQ
Brickellia squamulosa MULE MOUNTAIN BRICKELL-BUSH S3? G3G4
Bufo alvarius COLORADO RIVER TOAD S2 G5 T
Bufo boreas boreas WESTERN (BOREAL) TOAD S1 G4T4 C E
Bufo microscaphus microscaphus Arizona Toad S2? G3G4 S
Buteo regalis FERRUGINOUS HAWK S2B,S4N G4
Buteogallus anthracinus COMMON BLACK-HAWK S2B,S3N G4G5 T
Calephelis (rawsoni) arizonensis Arizona Metalmark G3
Calidris fuscicollis WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER S3N G5
Callipepla squamata Scaled Quail S3B,S4N G5
Callisaurus draconoides ZEBRATAIL LIZARD S3 G5
Callophrys fotis Desert Elfin SNR G3G4
Callophrys mcfarlandi Sandia Hairstreak S4 G4
Callophrys xami Xami Hairstreak SNR G4
Calothorax lucifer LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD S1B,S1N G4G5 T
Calypte costae COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD S1B,S1N G5 T
Campostoma anomalum Central Stoneroller SNA G5
Camptostoma imberbe NORTHERN BEARDLESS-TYRANNULET S1B,S1N G5 E
Canis lupus baileyi MEXICAN WOLF S1 G4G5T1 LE,XN E
Capnia caryi Stonefly G1
Caprimulgus ridgwayi BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR S3N G5 E
Cardellina rubrifrons RED-FACED WARBLER S3B,S4N G5
Carex ultra A SEDGE S3? G3?
Carpodacus cassinii CASSIN'S FINCH S3B,S5N G5
Carychium exiguum Obese Thorn Snail SNR G5
Castilleja laxa Santa Catalina Indian paintbrush S3? G3G4Q
Castilleja organorum ORGAN MOUNTAIN INDIAN-PAINTBRUSH S3 G3Q
Castilleja ornata A PAINTBRUSH S1 G1
Castilleja patriotica HUACHUCA MOUNTAIN INDIAN-PAINTBRUSH S3? G4
Castor canadensis American Beaver S3 G5
Catharus fuscescens VEERY S1B,S4N G5
Catostomus clarki DESERT SUCKER S2 G3G4
Catostomus discobolus discobolus BLUEHEAD SUCKER S2 G4T4
Catostomus discobolus yarrowi ZUNI BLUEHEAD SUCKER S1 G4T1 LE E
Catostomus insignis SONORA SUCKER S2 G3G4
Catostomus latipinnis FLANNELMOUTH SUCKER S1 G3G4
Catostomus plebeius RIO GRANDE SUCKER S2 G3G4
Cercocarpus intricatus littleleaf mountain mahogany S1 G5
Certhia americana BROWN CREEPER S4B,S4N G5
Ceuthophilus longipes Carlsbad Cave Cricket GNR
Ceuthothrombium cavaticum Cave Obligate Mite SNR G1G2
Chaetodipus baileyi BAILEY'S POCKET MOUSE S3 G5
Chaetopappa hersheyi GUADALUPE CLIFFDAISY S3 G3
Chamaesyce capitellata HEAD BROOMSPURGE S3? G4?
Chaptalia texana silverpuff SH G5
Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus WESTERN SNOWY PLOVER S3B,S3N G3T3
Charadrius melodus PIPING PLOVER SNA G3 T T
Charadrius montanus MOUNTAIN PLOVER S2B,S4N G3
Chenopodium cycloides SANDHILL GOOSEFOOT S2 G3G4
Chitrella welbourni Cave Obligate Pseudoscorpion S1S3 G1G2
Choeronycteris mexicana MEXICAN LONG-TONGUED BAT S2S3 G4
Chrysemys picta bellii Western Painted Turtle S4 G5
Cibolacris samalayucae Grasshopper SNR G2?
Cicindela fulgoris albilata Glittering Tiger Beetle G4T3T4
Cicindela nevadica olmosa LOS OLMOS TIGER BEETLE SNR G5T2
Cicindela nevadica tubensis Nevada Tiger Beetle SNR G5T3
Cicindela oregona maricopa Maricopa Tiger Beetle SNR G5
Cicindela politula barbarannae A TIGER BEETLE SNR G5T3T4
Cicindela politula petrophila A TIGER BEETLE SNR G5T3
Circus cyaneus Northern Harrier S2B,S5N G5
Cirsium gilense GILIA THISTLE S2 G3G5Q
Cirsium vinaceum SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS THISTLE S2 G2 T E
Cirsium wrightii WRIGHT'S MARSH THISTLE S2 G2 C E
Cistothorus palustris MARSH WREN S1B,S5N G5
Cleome multicaulis MANY-STEMMED SPIDER-FLOWER SH G2G3 E
Clinopodium arkansanum CALAMINT; ARKANSAS BLOODROOT S1 G5
Cnemidophorus burti GIANT SPOTTED WHIPTAIL S2 G4 T
Cnemidophorus dixoni GRAY-CHECKERED WHIPTAIL S2 G3G4 E
Cnemidophorus flagellicaudus GILA SPOTTED WHIPTAIL S3 G4
Cnemidophorus sonorae SONORAN SPOTTED WHIPTAIL S3 G5
Coccyzus americanus YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO S3B,S3N G5 PS
Coccyzus americanus occidentalis WESTERN YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO S3B,S3N G5T3Q LT
Coelostemma pyrgonasta BISHOP'S CAP SNAIL S1 G1
Coleonyx brevis Texas Banded Gecko S4 G5
Columba fasciata BAND-TAILED PIGEON S3B,S4N G4
Columbina passerina COMMON GROUND-DOVE S1B,S1N G5 E
Comanchelus chihuanus A MILLIPEDE SNR GNR
Contopus cooperi OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER S3B,S4N G4
Contopus pertinax Greater Pewee S3B,S3N G5
Cornus canadensis BUNCHBERRY S1 G5
Corydalis caseana ssp. brandegeei Fitweed SNR G5T3T4
Corynorhinus townsendii TOWNSEND'S BIG-EARED BAT S3 G3G4
Corynorhinus townsendii pallescens PALE TOWNSEND'S BIG-EARED BAT S3S4 G3G4T3T4
Coryphantha scheeri var. scheeri SCHEER'S PINCUSHION CACTUS S2? G4T2 E
Coryphantha scheeri var. uncinata SCHEER'S PINCUSHION CACTUS S1 G4T3 E
Coryphantha scheeri var. valida SCHEER'S PINCUSHION CACTUS S3 G4T4
Cottus bairdi MOTTLED SCULPIN S1? G5
Crataegus wootoniana WOOTON'S HAWTHORN S2 G2
Cratogeomys castanops YELLOW-FACED POCKET GOPHER S3 G5
Crotalus atrox Western Diamondback Rattlesnake S5 G5
Crotalus lepidus Rock Rattlesnake S4 G5
Crotalus lepidus klauberi BANDED ROCK RATTLESNAKE S2 G5T5
Crotalus lepidus lepidus MOTTLED ROCK RATTLESNAKE S2 G5T4T5 T
Crotalus scutulatus MOJAVE RATTLESNAKE S3 G5
Crotalus willardi obscurus NEW MEXICO RIDGENOSE RATTLESNAKE S1 G5T1T2 T E
Crotaphytus collaris Collared Lizard S5 G5
Cryptotis parva LEAST SHREW S2 G5 T
Cucurbita texana TEXAS GOURD S2? G4G5T4?
Cycleptus elongatus BLUE SUCKER S1 G3G4 E
Cynanchum arizonicum ARIZONA SWALLOW-WORT S2? G3G4
Cynanthus latirostris BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD S1B,S1N G4 T
Cynomys gunnisoni GUNNISON'S PRAIRIE DOG S2 G5 C
Cynomys ludovicianus BLACK-TAILED PRAIRIE DOG S2 G4
Cyprinodon pecosensis PECOS PUPFISH S1 G2 R T
Cyprinodon tularosa WHITE SANDS PUPFISH S1 G1 R T
Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens YELLOW LADY'S-SLIPPER S2? G5T5 E
Cypseloides niger BLACK SWIFT S2B,S2N G4
Cyrtonyx montezumae MONTEZUMA QUAIL S3B,S3N G4G5
Dalea pulchra SANTA CATALINA PRAIRIE-CLOVER S3? G3G4
Dasypus novemcinctus NINE-BANDED ARMADILLO S1 G5
Delphinium alpestre COLORADO LARKSPUR S2? G2
Delphinium andesicola CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAIN LARKSPUR S2? G3?
Delphinium novomexicanum WHITE MOUNTAIN LARKSPUR S2 G2
Delphinium occidentale TALL LARKSPUR S3? G4
Delphinium occidentale ssp. quercicola OAK THICKET LARKSPUR S3? G4T3?
Dendragapus obscurus BLUE GROUSE S3B,S3N G5
Deroceras heterura Marsh Slug Snail SNR G1G2
Deronectes neomexicanus BONITA DIVING BEETLE SNR G2
Desmodium metcalfei METCALFE'S TICK-TREFOIL S3? G3G4
Dipodomys spectabilis BANNER-TAILED KANGAROO RAT S4 G5
Dolichonyx oryzivorus BOBOLINK S1B,S3N G5
Draba standleyi STANDLEY'S WHITLOW-GRASS S2 G2G3
Dynastes granti Southwestern Hercules Beetle GNR
Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzleri kuenzler's cactus S1 G4G5T1T2 E E
Eleutherodactylus augusti cactorum WESTERN BARKING FROG S2? G5
Eleutherodactylus augusti latrans EASTERN BARKING FROG S2? G5
Elgaria kingii nobilis Madrean Alligator Lizard S5 G5
Empidonax fulvifrons BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHER SHB G5
Empidonax traillii extimus SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER S1B,S1N G5T1T2 E E
Eocyzicus concavus No Common Name SNR G1G3Q
Eocyzicus digueti No Common Name SNR G4
Epipactis gigantea GIANT HELLEBORINE ORCHID S2? G4
Epithelantha micromeris BUTTON-CACTUS S3 G4
Ericameria nauseosa var. texensis rubber rabbitbrush S2 G5T1T2
Erigeron acomanus ACOMA FLEABANE S1S2 G1G2
Erigeron hessii HESS'S FLEABANE S1 G1 E
Erigeron rhizomatus RHIZOME FLEABANE S2 G2 LT E
Erigeron rybius SACRAMENTO MOUNTAIN FLEABANE S3 G3
Erigeron scopulinus WINN FALLS FLEABANE S3? G3?
Erigeron sivinskii SIVINSKI'S FLEABANE S2 G2
Erigeron subglaber HAIRLESS FLEABANE S3 G3
Eriogonum aliquantum CIMARRON WILD-BUCKWHEAT S3 G3
Eriogonum atrorubens var. atrorubens WILD BUCKWHEAT S1 G3?T2?
Eriogonum capillare SAN CARLOS WILD BUCKWHEAT S1 G4
Eriogonum densum WOOLY BUCKWHEAT SH GUGHQ
Eriogonum gypsophilum GYPSUM WILD-BUCKWHEAT S1 G1 T E
Eriogonum jamesii var. wootonii WILD BUCKWHEAT S2 G5T2
Eriogonum leptocladon var. papiliunculi DUNE BUCKWHEAT S2? G5T3?
Eriogonum scabrellum WESTWATER BUCKWHEAT S3 G3
Erpetogomphus heterodon Dashed Ringtail SNR G2G4
Eryngium lemmonii CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAIN COYOTE-THISTLE S3 G4
Erynnis scudderi ScudderÕs Duskywing G4G5
Escobaria duncanii DUNCAN'S CORYCACTUS S1 G3T1T2 E
Escobaria missouriensis var. missouriensis MISSOURI CORYCACTUS S1 G5T4?
Escobaria orcuttii ORCUTT'S PINCUSHION CACTUS S3 G3?
Escobaria orcuttii var. koenigii ORCUTT'S PINCUSHION CACTUS S2 G3?T2Q E
Escobaria orcuttii var. macraxina Orcutt's foxtail cactus S2 G3?T2Q E
Escobaria organensis ORGAN MOUNTAIN FOXTAIL-CACTUS S2 G2 E
Escobaria sandbergii SANDBERG'S PINCUSHION CACTUS S2 G2
Escobaria sneedii var. leei LEE'S PINCUSHION CACTUS S2? G2T2 T E
Escobaria sneedii var. sneedii SNEED'S PINCUSHION CACTUS S2 G2T2 LE E
Escobaria villardii VILLARD'S PINCUSHION CACTUS S2 G2 E
Etheostoma lepidum GREENTHROAT DARTER S2 G3G4 T
Eubranchipus bundyi Knobblip Fairy Shrimp SNR G5
Euderma maculatum SPOTTED BAT S3 G4 T
Euhyparpax rosea Notodontid Moth SNR G1G2
Eulimnadia antlei No Common Name SNR G5
Eulimnadia cylindrova No Common Name SNR G5
Eulimnadia diversa No Common Name SNR G5
Eulimnadia texana No Common Name SNR G5
Eumeces callicephalus MOUNTAIN SKINK S1 G4G5 T
Eumops perotis californicus GREATER MASTIFF BAT SNA G5T4
Euphilotes ellisi Ellis Dotted-Blue SNR G4G5
Euphilotes spaldingi SpaldingÕs Dotted-Blue SNR G3G4
Euphorbia bifurcata DELICATE SPURGE S3? G4
Euphorbia strictior PANHANDLE SPURGE S3 G3
Euphydryas anicia cloudcrofti SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS CHECKERSPOT BUTTERFLY S1 G5T1
Euphydryas chalcedona chuskae Chalcedon Checkerspot SNR G5T2
Euproserpinus wiesti West's Primrose Sphinx SNR G3G4
Eustoma exaltatum TALL PRAIRIE-GENTIAN S3 G5T4T5
Eustoma russellianum SHOWY PRAIRIE-GENTIAN S2 G5T5
Eysenhardtia polystachya KIDNEY-WOOD S2 G4
Falco femoralis septentrionalis NORTHERN APLOMADO FALCON S1B,S1N G4T2 E E
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon S2B,S3N G4 T
Falco peregrinus anatum AMERICAN PEREGRINE FALCON S2B,S3N G4T4 T
Ferocactus hamatacanthus BIZNAGA DE LIMILLA S2? G4
Ferocactus hamatacanthus var. hamatacanthus TURK'S HEAD BARREL CACTUS S1 G4T4
Ferrissia rivularis Creeping Ancylid Snail SNR G5Q
Fimbristylis puberula var. interior INLAND FIMBRISTYLIS S1 G5T5
Frankenia jamesii JAMES FRANKENIA S4? G4
Fritillaria atropurpurea CHECKER-LILY S2 G5
Froelichia arizonica ARIZONA SNAKE-COTTON S3? G4?
Gambusia nobilis PECOS GAMBUSIA S1 G2 E E
Gammarus desperatus NOEL'S AMPHIPOD S2 G2 E E
Gastrocopta cochisensis APACHE SNAGGLETOOTH S1 G3G4
Gastrocopta contracta BOTTLENECK SNAGGLETOOTH S2 G5
Gastrocopta dalliana dalliana SHORTNECK SNAGGLETOOTH S1? G2G4T2T3 T
Gastrocopta prototypus Sonoran Snaggletooth Snail SNR G1
Gastrocopta quadridens CROSS SNAGGLETOOTH S4 G2G3
Gastrophryne olivacea GREAT PLAINS NARROWMOUTH TOAD S1 G5 E
Gaultheria humifusa ALPINE SPICY WINTERGREEN S2? G5
Gila intermedia GILA CHUB S1 G2 E E
Gila nigra Headwater Chub SNR G2Q C E
Gila nigrescens CHIHUAHUA CHUB S1 G1G2 T E
Gila pandora RIO GRANDE CHUB S3 G3
Gila robusta ROUNDTAIL CHUB S2 G3 C E
Graptopetalum rusbyi SAN FRANCISCO RIVER LEATHER-PETAL S1 G4
Grindelia acutifolia RATON GUMWEED S2 G2
Grindelia decumbens var. subincisa DURANGO GUMWEED S3? G4T3?
Grindelia havardii HAVARD'S GUMWEED S3? G4
Grus americana WHOOPING CRANE SX G1 Ex E
Grus canadensis Sandhill Crane S4N G5
Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus PINYON JAY S2S3 G5
Gyraulus crista STAR GYRO S1 G5 T
Haliaeetus leucocephalus BALD EAGLE S1B,S4N G5 T
Hedeoma apiculata MCKITTRICK PENNYROYAL S3 G3
Hedeoma pulcherrima WHITE MOUNTAIN FALSE-PENNY-ROYAL S2 G2
Hedeoma todsenii TODSEN'S PENNYROYAL S2 G2 E E
Hedyotis angulata ROCK BLUET S3 G3G4
Helianthus laciniatus ALKALINE SUNFLOWER S3? G4?
Helianthus paradoxus PUZZLE SUNFLOWER S2 G2 LT E
Heloderma suspectum GILA MONSTER S3 G4 E
Hemileuca hera magnifica Buckmoth SNR G5T3
Herrickia horrida HORRID HERRICKIA S2? G2?
Hesperia woodgatei Apache Skipper SNR G3G4
Heuchera glomerulata ARIZONA ALUM-ROOT S1 G3
Heuchera pulchella SANDIA MOUNTAIN ALUM-ROOT S2 G2
Heuchera wootonii WOOTON'S ALUMROOT S3 G3Q
Hexagenia bilineata Mayfly G5
Hexalectris nitida SHINING CORALROOT S1 G3 E
Hexalectris spicata CRESTED CORALROOT S2 G5 E
Hieracium fendleri var. mogollense PRINGLE'S HAWKWEED S2? G5T3?
Hieracium pringlei PRINGLE'S HAWKWEED S2 G2Q
Holospira animasensis Animas Mountains Holospira Snail G1G2
Holospira cockerelli COCKERELL HOLOSPIRA S1 G1
Holospira crossei CROSS HOLOSPIRA S1 G2
Holospira metcalfi METCALF'S HOLOSPIRA S1 G1
Holospira montivaga VAGABOND HOLOSPIRA S2 G2
Humboldtiana ultima NORTHERN THREEBAND S2 G2
Hybognathus amarus RIO GRANDE SILVERY MINNOW S1 G1 E E
Hygrotus semivittatus WATER BEETLE SNR GNR
Hyla wrightorum MOUNTAIN TREEFROG S3 G4
Hylocharis leucotis WHITE-EARED HUMMINGBIRD S2N G5 T
Hymenoxys ambigens var. neomexicana PINALENO MOUNTAIN RUBBERWEED S2? G3?T2?
Hymenoxys brachyactis TALL BITTERWEED S3 G3
Hymenoxys vaseyi VASEY'S BITTER-WEED S2 G2
Hypochilus jemez LAMPSHADE SPIDER SNR GNR
Ictalurus furcatus BLUE CATFISH S2S3 G5
Ictalurus lupus HEADWATER CATFISH S1 G3
Ictalurus punctatus CHANNEL CATFISH S5 G5
Icterus cucullatus Hooded Oriole S3B,S4N G5
Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth Buffalo S3 G5
Idionycteris phyllotis ALLEN'S BIG-EARED BAT S3 G4
Iliamna grandiflora WILD HOLLYHOCK S3? G3?Q
Ionactis elegans SIERRA BLANCA CLIFFDAISY S2 G2
Ipomopsis macombii MACOMB'S STANDING-CYPRESS S3? G3G4
Ipomopsis pinnata BENT-FLOWERED GILIA S1 G3G4
Ipomopsis sancti-spiritus HOLY GHOST IPOMOPSIS S1 G1 E E
Isoperla jewetti Stonefly
Jatropha macrorhiza BIG-ROOT NETTLE-SPURGE S2? G5?
Junco phaeonotus YELLOW-EYED JUNCO S2B,S2N G5 T
Justicia wrightii WRIGHT'S WATER-WILLOW S1 G2
Juturnia tularosae Tularosa springsnail S1 G1
Kinosternon sonoriense Sonoran Mud Turtle S3 G4 PS
Lachlania dencyannae Mayfly S2S3 G1
Lagopus leucurus WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN S1B,S1N G5 E
Lampropeltis alterna GRAY-BANDED KINGSNAKE S1 G5 E
Lampropeltis getula californiae CALIFORNIA KINGSNAKE S3 G5T5
Lampropeltis pyromelana Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake G4G5
Lampropeltis triangulum Milk Snake S4 G5
Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike S3B,S4N G4 S
Lasiurus blossevillii WESTERN RED BAT S3 G5
Lasiurus borealis Eastern Red Bat S3 G5
Lasiurus xanthinus WESTERN YELLOW BAT S1S2 G5 T
Lepidospartum burgessii GYPSUM SCALEBROOM S1 G2 E
Lepidurus lemmoni No Common Name SNR G4
Lepisosteus osseus LONGNOSE GAR S2 G5
Leptonycteris nivalis MEXICAN LONG-NOSED BAT S2 G2G3 E E
Leptonycteris yerbabuenae LESSER LONG-NOSED BAT S3 G4 E T
Lepus americanus SNOWSHOE HARE S2 G5
Lepus callotis WHITE_SIDED JACKRABBIT S1 G3
Lepus callotis gaillardi WHITE-SIDED JACKRABBIT S1 G3T3 T
Lepus townsendii WHITE-TAILED JACKRABBIT S2 G5
Lesquerella aurea GOLDEN BLADDERPOD S2 G2
Lesquerella calcicola LIMY BLADDERPOD S2 G3
Lesquerella gooddingii GOODDING BLADDERPOD S3 G3?
Lesquerella gordonii var. densifolia Gordon's bladderpod SNR G5T1
Leucosticte australis BROWN-CAPPED ROSY-FINCH S1B,S3N G4
Leucrocuta petersi Mayfly SNR G2G3
Leuronotina ritensis Lichen Grasshopper G1G3
Libellula composita BLEACHED SKIMMER SNR G3G4
Libellula nodisticta HOARY SKIMMER SNR G4
Lilium philadelphicum MOUNTAIN LILY S3? G5 E
Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum MOUNTAIN LILY S3? G5T4T5 E
Limenitis archippus obsoleta Arizona Viceroy SNR G5T3T4
Limnebius aridus ANIMAS LIMNEBIUS MINUTE MOSS BEETLE SH GH
Limosella pubiflora CHIRICAHUA MUDWORT S1 GUGHQ
Linisa texasiana Texas Liptooth Snail SNR G3G4
Linum allredii Allred's flax S1S2 G1G2
Lithobates berlandieri Rio Grande Leopard Frog S3 G5
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog S4 G5
Lithobates chiricahuensis CHIRICAHUA LEOPARD FROG S1 G2G3 T
Lithobates pipiens NORTHERN LEOPARD FROG S1 G5
Lithobates yavapaiensis LOWLAND LEOPARD FROG S1 G4 E
Lobelia fenestralis LEAFY LOBELIA S3? G4
Lomatium grayi MOUNTAIN DESERT-PARSLEY S1? G5
Lontra canadensis sonora SOUTHWESTERN OTTER SH G5T1
Lucania parva Rainwater Killifish S3 G5
Lupinus sierrae-blancae WHITE MOUNTAIN LUPINE S3 G4
Lycopodium annotinum CLUBMOSS S2 G5
Lynceus brevifrons No Common Name SNR G4
Lytta mirifica ANTHONY BLISTER BEETLE SH G2
Macrhybopsis aestivalis SPECKLED CHUB S2 G3G4
Macrhybopsis tetranema ARKANSAS RIVER SPECKLED CHUB S1 G1 R T
Macrosiphonia brachysiphon ROCK TRUMPET S3? G3G4
Malaxis tenuis ADDERS MOUTH S3? G4
Mammillaria wrightii var. wilcoxii WILCOX'S FISHHOOK CACTUS S2 G4T4 E
Marah gilensis GILA MAN-ROOT S3? G4G5
Marmota flaviventris YELLOW-BELLIED MARMOT S2 G5
Marsilea ancylopoda MEXICAN PEPPERWORT SNR G5
Marsilea mollis MEXICAN PEPPERWORT SNR G5
Martes americana AMERICAN MARTEN S2 G5 T
Masticophis bilineatus SONORAN WHIPSNAKE S3 G5
Meda fulgida SPIKEDACE S1 G2 E E
Megathymus ursus ursus Ursine Giant Skipper SNR G4G5
Megathymus ursus violae ViolaÕs Yucca Borer Skipper SNR G4G5T3T4
Melanerpes erythrocephalus Red-Headed Woodpecker S3B,S3N G5
Melanerpes formicivorus ACORN WOODPECKER S3B,S3N G5
Melanerpes lewis LEWIS'S WOODPECKER S3B,S3N G4
Melanerpes uropygialis GILA WOODPECKER S2B,S2N G5 T
Melanoplus calidus Spur-Throat Grasshopper S2S3 G2G3
Melanoplus magdalenae Spur-Throat Grasshopper SNR G1G2
Meleagris gallopavo mexicana GOULD'S WILD TURKEY S2B,S2N G5T3 T
Melospiza lincolnii LINCOLN'S SPARROW S2B,S5N G5
Melozone aberti ABERT'S TOWHEE S1B,S1N G3G4 T
Mentzelia conspicua Chama blazing star S2 G2
Mentzelia humilis var. guadalupensis GYPSUM BLAZING-STAR SNR G4T2
Mentzelia sp. 1 Mentzelia sp. 1 S1 G1?Q
Mephitis macroura HOODED SKUNK S2 G5
Mertensia alpina ALPINE BLUEBELLS S2? G4?
Mertensia viridis var. caelestina bluebell S2? G4QT2?Q
Metastoma roemeri DISTORTED METASTOMA S2 G4
Micrathene whitneyi ELF OWL S3B,S3N G5
Microphysula ingersolli Spruce Snail SNR G5
Microtus montanus arizonensis ARIZONA MONTANE VOLE S1 G5T4 E
Microtus ochrogaster PRAIRIE VOLE S2 G5
Micruroides euryxanthus ARIZONA CORAL SNAKE S3 G5
Milla biflora MEXICAN STAR LILY S3? G5
Mimulus primuloides PRIMROSE MONKEY-FLOWER S1? G4
Moxostoma congestum GRAY REDHORSE S1 G4 E
Musculium lacustre LAKE FINGERNAILCLAM S1 G5 T
Musculium partumeium SWAMP FINGERNAILCLAM S1 G5 T
Musculium transversum LONG FINGERNAILCLAM S2 G5 T
Mustela nigripes BLACK-FOOTED FERRET SH G1 E
Mustela vison MINK S1 G5
Myioborus pictus Painted Redstart S4B,S4N G5
Myotis occultus OCCULT MYOTIS S4 G4
Myotis velifer CAVE MYOTIS S3S4 G5
Nasua narica White-Nosed Coati S2 G5 S
Neoallochernes incertus Cave Obligate Pseudoscorpion S1S3 G1G2
Neophasia terlootii Chiricahua White SNR G3G4
Neotoma micropus leucophaea WHITE SANDS WOODRAT S3 G5T1T2Q
Nerodia erythrogaster PLAINBELLY WATER SNAKE S1S2 G5 E
Nesovitrea electrina AMBER GLASS SNR G5
Notropis amabilis TEXAS SHINER SX G4
Notropis girardi (Native Population) ARKANSAS RIVER SHINER S1 G2 T E
Notropis jemezanus RIO GRANDE SHINER S2 G3
Notropis simus pecosensis PECOS BLUNTNOSE SHINER S2 G2T2 T E
Notropis simus simus RIO GRANDE BLUNTNOSE SHINER
BLUNTNOSE SHINER
SX G2TX
Numenius americanus LONG-BILLED CURLEW S3B,S4N G5
Nyctinomops femorosaccus POCKETED FREE-TAILED BAT S1S2 G4
Nyctinomops macrotis BIG FREE-TAILED BAT S3 G5
Ochlodes yuma anasazi Yuma Skipper SNR G5T1
Ochotona princeps AMERICAN PIKA S2 G5
Ochotona princeps nigrescens GOAT PEAK PIKA S1 G5T1
Odocoileus hemionus Mule Deer S5 G5
Oeneis alberta capulinensis Capulin Mountain Arctic G4
Oenothera organensis ORGAN EVENING-PRIMROSE S2 G2
Oligocentria delicata Notodontid Moth SNR G2G3
Omphalora arizonica A LICHEN G1
Oncopodura prietoi Cave Obligate Springtail SNR G1G2
Oncorhynchus clarkii CUTTHROAT TROUT S2 G4
Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis RIO GRANDE CUTTHROAT TROUT S2 G4T3 C
Oncorhynchus gilae Gila Trout S1 G3 E T
Oncorhynchus gilae gilae GILA TROUT S1 G3T1 T T
Ophiogomphus arizonicus ARIZONA SNAKETAIL SNR G2G3
Opuntia arenaria SAND PRICKLY-PEAR S2 G2 E
Opuntia phaeacantha var. wootonii Wooton's pricklypear S3? G5T3?Q
Opuntia viridiflora SANTA FE CHOLLA S1 G1Q E
Orconectes causeyi A CRAYFISH SNR G5Q
Orconectes deanae CONCHAS CRAYFISH S1 G4
Orconectes virilis Northern Crayfish (Canadian River) SNR G5
Oreohelix barbata BEARDED MOUNTAINSNAIL S1 G1
Oreohelix confragosa PINOS ALTOS MOUNTAINSNAIL S1 G1
Oreohelix florida FLORIDA MOUNTAIN SNAIL SX GX E
Oreohelix houghi DIABLO MOUNTAINSNAIL SNR G1
Oreohelix litoralis SAN AUGUSTIN MOUNTAINSNAIL S1 G1
Oreohelix magdalenae MAGDALENA MOUNTAINSNAIL S1 G1
Oreohelix metcalfei acutidiscus Black Range Mountainsnail SNR G2T1
Oreohelix metcalfei cuchillensis Oreohelix metcalfei cuchillensis S1 G2T1
Oreohelix neomexicana New Mexico Mountainsnail S3 G3 S
Oreohelix nogalensis Oreohelix nogalensis S1 G5T2
Oreohelix pilsbryi MINERAL CREEK MOUNTAINSNAIL S1 G1 R T
Oreohelix socorroensis SOCORRO MOUNTAINSNAIL S1 G2G3
Oreohelix strigosa depressa Oreohelix strigosa depressa S2? G5T5
Oreohelix subrudis SUBALPINE MOUNTAINSNAIL S3 G5
Oreohelix swopei MORGAN CREEK MOUNTAINSNAIL S1 G1
Oreoscoptes montanus Sage Thrasher S3B,S4N G5
Oreothlypis luciae LUCY'S WARBLER S3B,S4N G5
Oreothlypis virginiae VIRGINIA'S WARBLER S3B,S4N G5
Otus flammeolus FLAMMULATED OWL S3B,S3N G4
Otus trichopsis WHISKERED SCREECH-OWL S1B,S1N G5 T
Ovis canadensis canadensis Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep S1 G4
Ovis canadensis mexicana DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP S1 G4T3T4Q
Oxalis albicans ssp. pilosa radishroot woodsorrel S2? G5T4T5
Oxyloma retusum BLUNT AMBERSNAIL S1 G5
Packera cardamine BITTER-CRESS GROUNDSEL S3? G3
Packera quaerens GILA GROUNDSEL S2 G2
Packera spellenbergii SPELLENBERG GROUNDSEL S2 G2
Pandion haliaetus Osprey S2B,S4N G5
Panthera onca JAGUAR S1 G3 E R
Papaipema dribi Borer Moth SH GH
Parnassia fimbriata FRINGED GRASS-OF-PARNASSUS S3? G5
Parthenium alpinum PLAINS FEVERFEW S2 G3
Passerina amoena LAZULI BUNTING S4B,S4N G5
Passerina ciris PAINTED BUNTING S4B,S4N G5
Passerina versicolor VARIED BUNTING S1B,S1N G5 T
Pecari tajacu COLLARED PECCARY S4 G5
Pecosorbis kansasensis New Mexico Ramshorn Snail S3 G3
Pedicularis angustifolia MOGOLLON MOUNTAIN LOUSEWORT S2 G2
Pediocactus knowltonii KNOWLTON CACTUS S1 G1 E E
Pediomelum pentaphyllum CHIHUAHUA SCURFPEA S1 G1 R E
Peganum mexicanum GARBANCILLO S1? G4
Pelecanus occidentalis BROWN PELICAN SNA G4 LE E
Peniocereus greggii var. greggii NIGHT-BLOOMING CEREUS S1 G3G4T2 E
Penstemon alamosensis ALAMO PENSTEMON S3 G3
Penstemon auriberbis COLORADO BEARDTONGUE S2? G4
Penstemon breviculus NARROW-MOUTH PENSTEMON S3 G3
Penstemon campanulatus BEAUTIFUL BEARDTONGUE SH GHQ
Penstemon cardinalis CARDINAL BEARDTONGUE S3 G3
Penstemon cardinalis ssp. cardinalis SCARLET PENSTEMON S2 G3T2
Penstemon cardinalis ssp. regalis GUADALUPE PENSTEMON S2 G3T2T3
Penstemon lentus HANDSOME BEARDTONGUE S3? G4
Penstemon linarioides ssp. maguirei MAGUIRE'S PENSTEMON SH G5T1
Penstemon metcalfei METCALFE'S PENSTEMON SNR G1G3
Penstemon parviflorus MONTEZUMA COUNTY BEARDTONGUE SX GH
Penstemon pseudoparvus SAN MATEO PENSTEMON S3? G3?Q
Penstemon superbus SUPERB BEARDTONGUE S2 G3?
Percina macrolepida BIGSCALE LOGPERCH S2 G5 T
Perimyotis subflavus Tri-Colored Bat S3 G3
Perityle cernua NODDING ROCKDAISY S2 G2
Perityle lemmonii LEMMON'S ROCK-DAISY S2 G4
Perityle quinqueflora FIVE-FLOWER ROCKDAISY S3 G4
Perityle staurophylla var. homoflora SAN ANDRES ROCK DAISY S2 G4T2
Peromyscus pectoralis WHITE-ANKLED MOUSE S3 G5
Peucaea botterii BOTTERI'S SPARROW S1B,S1N G4
Phacelia cloudcroftensis Cloudcroft Scorpionweed S1 G1
Phacelia serrata CINDER PHACELIA S2 G3
Phacelia splendens EASTWOOD PHACELIA S3? G3
Phalacrocorax brasilianus NEOTROPIC CORMORANT S3B,S4N G5 T
Phalaropus tricolor Wilson's Phalarope S2B,S4N G5
Phallocryptus subletti Sublette's Fairy Shrimp G2
Phanerophlebia auriculata EARED HOLLYLEAF FERN S2 G4
Phenacobius mirabilis SUCKERMOUTH MINNOW S2 G5 T
Philadelphus argyrocalyx SILVER-CUP MOCK-ORANGE S3 G4
Philadelphus hitchcockianus HITCHCOCK'S MOCK-ORANGE S3 G4
Phlox caryophylla PAGOSA PHLOX S2 G4
Phlox cluteana Navajo Mountain phlox SNR G3
Phoxinus erythrogaster SOUTHERN REDBELLY DACE S1 G5 E
Phrynosoma cornutum TEXAS HORNED LIZARD S5 G4G5
Phrynosoma solare Regal Horned Lizard SNR G5
Phyciodes batesii Tawny Crescent G4
Physaria iveyana Ivey's bladderpod S1 G1
Physaria newberryi var. yesicola Yeso twinpod SNR G3G4T1T3
Pilostyles thurberi THURBER'S PILOSTYLES S3? G5
Piperia unalascensis ALASKA BOG-ORCHID S1 G5
Piruna polingii Four-Spotted Skipperling SNR G3
Pisidium lilljeborgi LILLJEBORG'S PEA-CLAM S1 G5 T
Platanthera dilatata WHITE BOG ORCHID S2 G5
Plegadis chihi WHITE-FACED IBIS S3B,S4N G5
Plethodon neomexicanus JEMEZ MOUNTAINS SALAMANDER S2 G2 E E
Poanes hobomok wetona Western Hobomok Skipper SNR G5T2T3
Podiceps nigricollis Eared Grebe S3B,S5N G5
Podistera eastwoodiae EASTWOOD PODISTERA S2? G3
Poecile sclateri MEXICAN CHICKADEE S2B,S2N G5
Poeciliopsis occidentalis GILA TOPMINNOW SX G3 E T
Polites origenes rhena Western Crossline Skipper SNR G5T3
Polygala rimulicola STEYERMARK'S MILKWORT S3 G3
Polygala rimulicola var. mescalerorum MESCALERO MILKWORT S1 G3T1 E
Polygala rimulicola var. rimulicola GUADALUPE MILKWORT S2 G3T3
Popenaias popeii TEXAS HORNSHELL S1 G1 C E
Potentilla sierrae-blancae SIERRA BLANCA CINQUEFOIL S2? G2?
Primula ellisiae SANDIA MOUNTAIN PRIMROSE S3S4 G3G4Q
Proatriplex pleiantha MANCOS SALTBUSH S3? G3
Proboscidea sabulosa DUNE UNICORN-PLANT S3 G3
Procambarus simulans simulans No Common Name SNR G5
Proserpinus vega Vega Sphinx SNR G2G3
Pseudacris triseriata Western Chorus Frog S5 G5
Pseudemys gorzugi WESTERN RIVER COOTER S3 G3G4 T
Pseudocymopterus longiradiatus TRANS PECOS FALSE MOUNTAIN-PARSLEY S2 G4?
Pseudosinella vita Cave Obligate Springtail SNR G1G2
Pteryxia davidsonii DAVIDSON'S CLIFF CARROT S2 G2
Ptychocheilus lucius COLORADO PIKEMINNOW S1 G1 E E
Puccinellia parishii PARISH'S ALKALI GRASS S1 G2G3 E
Pupilla hebes CRESTLESS COLUMN SNR G5
Pupilla sonorana Three-Toothed Column Snail S4 G4G5
Pupilla syngenes TOP-HEAVY COLUMN SNR G4
Pupoides inornatus ROCKY MOUNTAIN DAGGER S4 G2
Pylodictis olivaris FLATHEAD CATFISH S2 G5
Pyrgulopsis chupaderae CHUPADERA SPRINGSNAIL S1 G1 E E
Pyrgulopsis gilae GILA SPRINGSNAIL S2 G2 C T
Pyrgulopsis metcalfi METCALF SPRINGSNAIL SX G1
Pyrgulopsis neomexicana Socorro Pyrg Snail S1 G1 E E
Pyrgulopsis pecosensis PECOS SPRINGSNAIL S1 G1 T
Pyrgulopsis roswellensis ROSWELL SPRINGSNAIL S2 G2 E E
Pyrgulopsis thermalis NEW MEXICO HOT SPRINGSNAIL S1 G1 C T
Pyrgus xanthus Mountain Checkered-Skipper G3G4
Rabdotus dealbatus WHITEWASHED RABDOTUS SNR G5
Radiocentrum ferrissi FRINGED MOUNTAINSNAIL S1 G1
Radiocentrum hachetanum HACHETA MOUNTAINSNAIL S1 G2
Radiodiscus millecostatus RIBBED PINWHEEL SNR G3
Ranunculus abortivus KIDNEY-LEAVED BUTTERCUP S1? G5
Reithrodontomys fulvescens FULVOUS HARVEST MOUSE S1 G5
Rhinichthys chrysogaster LONGFIN DACE S3S4 G4
Rhinichthys cobitis LOACH MINNOW S2 G2 E E
Rhynchophanes mccownii MCCOWN'S LONGSPUR S3N G4
Ribes mescalerium MESCALERO CURRANT S4? G4?
Riparia riparia BANK SWALLOW S2B,S5N G5
Rosa stellata ssp. mirifica desert rose S3? G4T4
Rumex orthoneurus CHIRICAHUA DOCK S2? G3
Rumex tomentellus MOGOLLON DOCK SH GH
Salix arizonica ARIZONA WILLOW S1 G2G3
Salvia summa GREAT SAGE S3? G3?
Satyrium polingi organensis Poling's Hairstreak G2T1
Saxifraga cernua NODDING SAXIFRAGE S2? G5
Sceloporus arenicolus SAND DUNE LIZARD S1 G2G3 E
Sceloporus slevini BUNCH GRASS LIZARD S1 G4 T
Sceloporus virgatus STRIPED PLATEAU LIZARD S3 G4
Sciurus aberti Abert's Squirrel S4 G5
Sciurus arizonensis ARIZONA GRAY SQUIRREL S2 G4
Sclerocactus cloveriae ssp. brackii BRACK'S HARDWALL CACTUS S1 G3T1 E
Sclerocactus cloveriae ssp. cloveriae Clover Sclerocactus S3 G3T3
Sclerocactus intertextus WHITE BUTTERFLY CACTUS S3S4 G4G5
Sclerocactus mesae-verdae MESA VERDE CACTUS S2 G2 T E
Scrophularia laevis SMOOTH FIGWORT S2 G2
Scrophularia macrantha MIMBRES FIGWORT S2 G2
Seiurus aurocapillus OVENBIRD S4N G5
Selaginella pilifera RESURRECTION PLANT S2 G4
Selaginella weatherbiana ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPIKE-MOSS S2? G3G4
Selasphorus sasin ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD SNA G5
Senecio cynthioides WHITE MOUNTAIN GROUNDSEL S3? G3?
Senecio neomexicanus var. metcalfei METCALFE'S GROUNDSEL S3? G5T3?Q
Senecio sacramentanus SACRAMENTO GROUNDSEL S3 G3
Senticolis triaspis GREEN RAT SNAKE S1 G5 T
Setophaga graciae GRACE'S WARBLER S3B,S4N G5
Setophaga nigrescens BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER S3B,S4N G5
Setophaga petechia Yellow Warbler S4B,S4N G5
Shotwellia isleta SHOTWELL'S RANGE GRASSHOPPER SH G1G3
Sibara grisea MARBLE CANYON ROCKCRESS S3? G3
Sicyos glaber SMOOTH BUR-CUCUMBER S1S2 G3
Sigmodon arizonae ARIZONA COTTON RAT S1 G5
Sigmodon fulviventer goldmani HOT SPRINGS COTTON RAT SX G5T1
Sigmodon ochrognathus YELLOW-NOSED COTTON RAT S2 G4G5
Silene plankii PLANK'S CATCHFLY S2 G2
Sistrurus catenatus edwardsii Desert Massasauga S3S4 G3G4
Sonorella animasensis ANIMAS TALUSSNAIL S1 G1
Sonorella hachitana flora Florida Mountain Talussnail S1 G2T1
Sonorella hachitana hachitana Big Hatchet Mountain Talussnail S2 G2T2
Sonorella hachitana peloncillensis Sonorella hachitana peloncillensis S1 G2T1
Sonorella metcalfi FRANKLIN MOUNTAIN TALUSSNAIL S1 G2
Sonorella orientis ORGAN MOUNTAIN TALUSSNAIL S3 G3
Sonorella todseni DONA ANA TALUSSNAIL S1 G1 R T
Sophora gypsophila var. guadalupensis GUADALUPE MESCALBEAN S1 G1T1
Sorex arizonae ARIZONA SHREW S1 G3 E
Sorex cinereus MASKED SHREW S2 G5
Sorex merriami MERRIAM'S SHREW S2 G5
Sorex nanus DWARF SHREW S2 G4
Sorex neomexicanus NEW MEXICO SHREW S3 G3
Sorex palustris WATER SHREW S2 G5
Sorex preblei PREBLE'S SHREW S1 G4
Speodesmus tuganbius Cave Obligate Millipede SNR G2G3
Spermophilus mexicanus MEXICAN GROUND SQUIRREL S2 G5
Speyeria nokomis nitocris Nitocris Fritillary G3T3
Speyeria nokomis nokomis NOKOMIS FRITILLARY S1 G3T1
Sphaeralcea wrightii WRIGHT'S GLOBEMALLOW S3? G4?
Sphyrapicus nuchalis RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER S3B,S5N G5
Sphyrapicus thyroideus WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER S4B,S5N G5
Spiranthes magnicamporum GREAT PLAINS LADY'S TRESSES S3? G4 E
Spiranthes romanzoffiana HOODED LADIES'-TRESSES S2? G5
Spiza americana DICKCISSEL S1B,S4N G5
Spizella atrogularis BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW S3B,S3N G5
Stagnicola caperata WRINKLED MARSHSNAIL S1? G5 E
Stellaria irrigua A CHICKWEED (A STARWORT) S2? G4?
Stellaria porsildii PORSILD'S STARWORT S1 G1G2
Sterna antillarum athalassos INTERIOR LEAST TERN S1B,S2N G4T2Q LE E
Streptanthus sparsiflorus SPARSELY FLOWERED JEWELFLOWER S2 G2
Streptocephalus moorei MooreÕs Fairy Shrimp SNR G1
Streptocephalus texanus Great Plains Fairy Shrimp SNR G5
Strix occidentalis lucida MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL S2B,S2N G3T3 T
Sylvilagus robustus Davis Mountains Cottontail S1 G1G2
Taenionema jacobii Stonefly SNR G2
Talinum humile PINOS ALTOS FLAMEFLOWER S2 G2
Talinum longipes PINK FLOWER FLAMEFLOWER S2 G4
Talinum validulum TUSAYAN FLAMEFLOWER SNA G3
Tamias canipes GRAY-FOOTED CHIPMUNK S3 G4
Tamias minimus atristriatus PENASCO LEAST CHIPMUNK S1 G5T1 C E
Tamias minimus chuskaensis CHUSKA MOUNTAIN CHIPMUNK S1 G5T1
Tamias quadrivittatus australis ORGAN MOUNTAINS COLORADO CHIPMUNK S1 G5T1 T
Tamias quadrivittatus oscuraensis OSCURA MOUNTAINS CHIPMUNK S1 G5T1 T
Tantilla yaquia YAQUI BLACK-HEADED SNAKE S1 G4
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle S4 G5
Texella longistyla Cave Obligate Harvestman SNR G2G3
Texella welbourni Cave Obligate Harvestman S1S3 G1G2
Thalkethops grallatrix Cave Obligate Centipede SNR G1G2
Thamnocepahlus mexicanus Mexican Beavertail Fairy Shrimp SNR G3
Thamnocepahlus platyurus Beavertail Fairy Shrimp SNR G5
Thamnophis eques megalops Northern Mexican Garter Snake S1 G4T3 LT E
Thamnophis proximus WESTERN RIBBON SNAKE S3 G5 T
Thamnophis rufipunctatus NARROWHEAD GARTER SNAKE S2 G3G4 LT T
Thamnophis sirtalis dorsalis New Mexico Garter Snake G5T4
Thermosphaeroma thermophilum SOCORRO ISOPOD S1 G1 E E
Thomomys bottae guadalupensis GUADALUPE POCKET GOPHER S1 G5T2
Thomomys bottae mearnsi MEARNS' POCKET GOPHER S2 G5T5
Thomomys bottae paguatae CEBOLLETA POCKET GOPHER S2 G5T2
Thomomys umbrinus SOUTHERN POCKET GOPHER S1 G5 T
Thysanophora hornii SOUTHWESTERN FRINGED SNAIL SNR G5
Tidestromia suffruticosa SHRUBBY HONEY-SWEET S4? G4?
Tillandsia recurvata BALL-MOSS S1 G5
Tiquilia gossypina TEXAS TIQUILIA S1S2 G4
Tomocerus grahami Cave Obligate Springtail S1S2 G1G2
Tonestus microcephalus SMALL-HEAD GOLDEN-WEED S2 G2
Townsendia gypsophila GYPSUM TOWNSEND'S ASTER S2 G2
Townsendia rothrockii ROTHROCK TOWNSEND-ASTER SNA G2G3
Toxostoma bendirei BENDIRE'S THRASHER S3B,S3N G4G5
Toxostoma crissale CRISSAL THRASHER S4B,S5N G5
Trachemys gaigeae BIG BEND SLIDER S3 G3
Trichostema arizonicum ARIZONA BLUE-CURLS S3? G4
Trifolium brandegeei BRANDEGEE ALPINE CLOVER S3S4 G5
Trifolium longipes var. neurophyllum MOGOLLON CLOVER S2 G2
Trimerotropis salina Band-Winged Grasshopper G5
Trogon elegans ELEGANT TROGON S1B,S1N G5 E
Tryonia alamosae ALAMOSA SPRINGSNAIL S1 G1 E E
Tryonia kosteri KOSTER'S TRYONIA S2 G2 LE E
Tympanuchus pallidicinctus LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN S2B,S2N G3 LT
Tyrannus crassirostris THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD S1B,S1N G5 E
Ursus americanus amblyceps Black Bear S4 G5
Valeriana texana GUADALUPE VALERIAN S3 G3
Vallonia gracilicosta MULTIRIB VALLONIA S1 G5Q
Vauquelinia californica ssp. pauciflora ARIZONA LIMESTONE ROSEWOOD S2 G4T3
Vertigo hinkleyi HEART VERTIGO S1 G3
Vertigo milium Blade Vertigo Snail SNR G5
Vertigo ovata OVATE VERTIGO S1 G5 T
Vicia leucophaea MOGOLLON VETCH S3? G4?
Viguiera triloba GRAY'S ZALUZANIA S3? G3G4
Viola sp. 1 Viola sp. 1 S3 G3
Vireo bellii BELL'S VIREO S2B,S3N G5 T
Vireo bellii arizonae ARIZONA BELL'S VIREO S2B,S3N G5T4
Vireo vicinior GRAY VIREO S4B,S3N G4 T
Vitrina pellucida alaskana Western Glass Snail SNR G5T5
Vulpes velox SWIFT FOX S2 G3
Woodsia cochisensis COCHISE WOODSIA S1? G3?
Xyrauchen texanus RAZORBACK SUCKER S1 G1 E
Zapus hudsonius luteus NEW MEXICAN JUMPING MOUSE S1 G5T2 LE E
Zenaida macroura Mourning Dove S5B,S5N G5
Zigadenus mogollonensis MOGOLLON DEATH CAMAS S3 G3

In addition, select habitat models for animal species on NMDGF Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) list were used to evaluate potential Crucial Habitat within hexagons. The 2012 USGS National ReGAP range-wide species distribution models were used. Modeled distribution data were only considered when the total predicted distribution for a species within a given hexagon was at least 95% for either summer or year-round distribution. Some models were removed that were clearly inaccurate with respect to the New Mexico distributions. For the dune sagebrush lizard, the range map by Laurencio and Fitzgerald (2010) was used to constrain the extent of the ReGAP model.

Datasets were compiled from the following contributors: Natural Heritage New Mexico's NMBiotics database, USFWS Critical Habitat and Golden Eagle Survey data, NMDGF field data, New Mexico Museum of Southwestern Biology and NM Biodiversity Collections Consortium specimen data, and New Mexico Rare Plant Technical Council field data. Scott Story's WGA Version 5 Species Habitat Toolbox was used to calculate the priority level per hexagon with modifications to accommodate the above unique datasets.

Priority Level 1

Federal Endangered species, OR Federal Threatened species, OR State Endangered species, OR G1 species observations

Priority Level 2

Federal Candidate species observations, OR State Threatened species observations, OR G2 species observations, OR Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act species observations, OR modeled habitat for >15 SGCN species

Priority Level 3

G3 species observations for species (not state or federally listed), OR modeled habitat for at least one of the following: Federal or State Endangered species, OR 11-15 SGCN species

Priority Level 4

G4 or G5 species observations that are also ranked S1 or S2 (not state or federally listed), OR modeled habitat for at least one of the following: Federal or State Threatened species, OR Federal Candidate species, OR 8-10 SGCN species

Priority Level 5

G4 or G5 species observations that are also ranked S3 (not state or federally listed), OR modeled habitat for at least one of the following: at least one G1, G2 or G3 species, OR G4 or G5 and S1 species (not state or federal listed); >3 G4 or G5 and S2 or S3 species (not state or federally listed)

Priority Level 6

None of the above or no data

Dataset Citation

Natural Heritage New Mexico species occurrence data. http://nhnm.unm.edu/index.php

USFWS Critical Habitat for federally listed species under the Endangered Species Act. http://www.fws.gov/

SW ReGAP Distribution models for selected Tier 1 species. http://swregap.nmsu.edu/habitatreview/

Laurencio, L.R. and L.A. Fitzgerald. 2010. Atlas of distribution and habitat of the dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenciolus) in New Mexico. Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Wildlife Corridors

Overview

Wildlife corridors link core habitats for sustaining populations across landcsapes. A corridor model for cougars was developed by K. Menke (2008) for New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and was used as a surrogate model for multiple species pending development of additional species-specific models.

Priority Level 1

If cougar corridor model overlaps hexagon.

Priority Level 6

Areas not covered by the model.

Dataset Citation

Menke, K. 2008. Locating potential cougar (Puma concolor) corridors in New Mexico using a least-cost path corridor GIS analysis. Share with Wildlife final project report. Professional Services Contract #08-516-0000-00005. 40 p.

Terrestrial Species of Economic and Recreational Importance (Terrestrial SERI)

Overview

Terrestrial Species of Economic and Recreational Importance (SERI) are based on models developed by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish for ‘General' and ‘Priority’ occupied habitat for bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, pronghorn, cougar, and black bear. General habitat includes the general distribution, as well as year-round and winter ranges. All bighorn sheep habitat is considered ‘Priority.’ Elk and mule deer had both priority and general habitat designated. Pronghorn, cougar, and black bear had only general habitat designated.

Priority Level 1

Overlapping priority habitat for 3 species, OR priority habitat for bighorn sheep

Priority Level 2

Overlapping priority habitat for 2 species

Priority Level 3

At least 1 priority species, OR overlapping of general habitat for 5 species

Priority Level 4

Overlapping general habitat for 3 or 4 species

Priority Level 5

Overlapping general habitat for 1 or 2 species

Priority Level 6

Areas with no general or priority habitat

Dataset Citation

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Aquatic Species of Economic and Recreational Importance (Aquatic SERI)

Overview

Aquatic Species of Economic and Recreational Importance as defined by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish are designated sportfish waters (both streams and lakes). All hexagons with overlapping sportfish waters were categorized as 1, otherwise they were categorized as 6 (no data).

Priority Level 1

If a hexagon intersect includes sportfish waters

Priority Level 6

No sportfish waters intersect hexagons and are assigned a priority value of 6

Dataset Citation

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Freshwater Integrity (watershed status)

Overview

Freshwater Integrity is a measure of watershed stress from human impacts and the risk of potential degradation to habitat. It is measured by the average National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) Cumulative Distance value that ranges from 1-6. A value of 1 represents watersheds under high stress and at risk of high degradation; watersheds with a 5 score are the least stressed and potentially least degraded. NFHAP scores of 5 are considered crucial habitat because those watersheds with lowest degradation and stress are of the highest value for habitat maintenance. Zero indicates that the watershed was not evaluated by NFHAP and was recoded to 6.

Priority Level 1

NFHAP value = 5; very low potential watershed degradation (minimum stress; highest benefit to aquatic organisms)

Priority Level 2

NFHAP value = 4; low potential watershed degradation (low stress)

Priority Level 3

NFHAP value = 3; moderate potential watershed degradation (moderate stress)

Priority Level 4

NFHAP value = 2; high potential watershed degradation (high stress)

Priority Level 5

NFHAP value = 1; very high potential watershed degradation (very high stress; lowest benefit to aquatic organisms)

Priority Level 6

No data available for these areas

Dataset Citation

National Fish Habitat Action Plan assessment of watershed condition at HUC-12. http://fishhabit.org

Wetland and Riparian Areas

Overview

Wetland and riparian areas of high value for wildlife habitat and ecosystem services. Scores are based on a combination of Playa Lakes Joint Venture assessments (Playa Lakes JV ), New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Outstanding Natural Resource Waters, New Mexico Environment Dept. and Natural Heritage New Mexico – New Mexico Rapid Assessment Methodology (NMRAM), and Natural Heritage New Mexico Biodiversity Significance scores riparian/wetland sites (NHNM Site Rank). Playa Lakes JV playa sites were categorized based on their priority for wildlife conservation (based on size, condition, and if the playa was part of a playa cluster). All designated Outstanding Natural Resource Waters were categorized as Priority Level 1 because of their importance for preserving sensitive aquatic species and ecosystems. NMRAM sites were categorized using on-the-ground assessments of wetland ecological condition: (A - excellent condition, B - good condition, C - fair condition, D - poor condition). NHNM Site ranks were categorized based on biodiversity significance as a function of vegetation composition, condition, and stressors (1 - most significant, to 5 - least significant). In the case of overlapping wetland and riparian areas, the highest rank (best quality) is taken for the hexagon.

Priority Level 1

Playa Lakes JV = Very high to high priority to avoid development AND playa WITHIN a playa cluster or Saline, OR all NMED Outstanding Natural Resource Waters, OR NMRAM Site Rank is A, OR NHNM Site Rank 1 or 2

Priority Level 2

Playa Lakes JV = Medium priority AND playa WITHIN a playa cluster, OR NMRAM Site Rank B, OR NHNM Site Rank 3

Priority Level 3

Playa Lakes JV = Medium priority AND playa OUTSIDE a playa cluster, OR NMRAM Site Rank C, OR NHNM Site Rank 4

Priority Level 5

Playa Lakes JV = Low priority, OR NM RAM = Site Rank D, OR NHNM Site Rank = 5

Priority Level 6

Areas not covered by the datasets.

Dataset Citation

McLachlan, M., A. Daniels, A. Bartuszevige. 2012. User's manual: playa lakes decision support system. Playa Lakes Joint Venture, Lafayette, CO, USA. http://www.pljv.org/pci/new-mexico

New Mexico Environment Department, Outstanding Natural Resource Waters (ONRW), http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/swqb/ONRW/

Muldavin, E.H., B. Bader, E.R. Milford, M. McGraw, D. Lightfoot, B. Nicholson, and G. Larson. 2011. New Mexico Rapid Assessment Method: Montane Riverine Wetlands. Version 1.1. Final report to the New Mexico Environment Department, Surface Water Quality Bureau, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 90 pp. and appendices.

Muldavin, E.H., B. Bader, E.R. Milford, M. McGraw, D. Lightfoot, B. Nicholson, and G. Larson. 2011. New Mexico Rapid Assessment Method: Montane Riverine Wetlands. Field Guide Version 1.1. Final report to the New Mexico Environment Department, Surface Water Quality Bureau, Santa Fe New Mexico. 39 pp. and appendices. http://nhnm.unm.edu/index.php

Muldavin, E., P. Durkin, M. Bradley, M. Stuever, and P. Mehlhop. 2000. Handbook of wetland vegetation communities of New Mexico, Volume I Classification and Community Descriptions. 212 pp. http://nhnm.unm.edu/index.php

Bradley, M., E. Muldavin, P. Durkin, and P. Mehlhop. 1998. Handbook of wetland vegetation communities of New Mexico. Volume II: Wetland reference sites for New Mexico. Report by New Mexico Natural Heritage Program for U.S. EPA and NM Environment Department. 171 pp. http://nhnm.unm.edu/index.php

Large Natural Areas

Overview

Large Natural Areas are areas greater than 1,000 ha (2,471 ac) that are minimally fragmented by roads, powerlines, railroads, pipelines, and other human impacts. Areas were delineated using the Landscape Condition Model of Comer and Hak (2012) that computes a Landscape Condition score for 90 x 90-meter pixels based on a pixel's distance from 19 impact elements associated with transportation, urban/industrial development, and managed/modified land cover (e.g., cultivated areas). Using protected areas as a reference (USGS Protected Areas Database Gap status 1-3), a minimum Landscape Condition score threshold was determined that represents a natural area (stratified by plains, mountain, and desert ecosystems). Then, a 1,000-ha moving-window smoothing process was performed to identify Large Intact Blocks (LIBs) containing contiguous areas above their respective ecosystem threshold values. For each LIB, an average Landscape Condition score was computed and the LIBs proportionally binned into three Large Natural Area classes (highest 1/3, middle 1/3, and lowest 1/3 in condition above the threshold). For hexagons that crossed two or more Large Natural Areas polygons, the hexagons were assigned to the class with the lowest value occupying at least 25% of the hexagon.

Priority Level 1

All Large Natural Areas > 1,000 ha AND Landscape Condition score in the best third of the value range (best-quality large intact blocks)

Priority Level 2

Large Natural Areas < 10,000 ha AND Landscape Condition score in the middle third of the value range (moderate-quality blocks), OR Large Natural Areas > 50,000 ha AND Landscape Condition score in the middle third to lowest third of the value range (moderate to lowest-quality large intact blocks)

Priority Level 3

Large Natural Areas < 10,000 ha AND Landscape Condition score in the lowest third of the value range (lowest-quality large intact blocks), OR Large Natural Areas between 10,000 and 50,000 ha AND Landscape Condition score in the middle or worst third of the value range (moderate to lowest-quality large intact blocks)

Priority Level 6

Hexagons that were not in any large intact blocks (<1,000 ha) of any Landscape Condition score

Dataset Citation

Comer, P.J. and J. Hak. 2012. Landscape Condition in the Conterminous United States. Spatial Model Summary. NatureServe, Boulder, CO. 8 pp.

Natural Vegetation Communities of Concern

Overview

Natural Vegetation Communities are at-risk Ecological Systems of Concern (ESOC). Ecological Systems follow the definitions of Comer et al. (2003). A conservation status rank based on occurrences, trends and threats was assigned by the WGA ESOC ranking workgroup using the NatureServe Conservation Status Rank Calculator (Faber-Langendoen et al. 2009). Ranks were applied at a national scale where N1 = Critically Imperiled, N2 = Imperiled, N3 = Vulnerable, N4 = Apparently Secure, N5 = Secure. Natural Heritage New Mexico modified and excluded certain ESOCs pending revision and assigned a state rank (1-6). New Mexico Natural Vegetation rank categories follow N-Ranks except for Category 6 which contains ESOCs subject to future revision and therefore not included. Hexagons were attributed with the majority New Mexico Natural Vegetation rank category that occupied at least 25% of the cell.

Priority Level 1

A vegetation community with a New Mexico Natural Vegetation rank = 1

Priority Level 2

A vegetation community with a New Mexico Natural Vegetation rank = 2

Priority Level 3

A vegetation community with a New Mexico Natural Vegetation rank = 3

Priority Level 4

A vegetation community with a New Mexico Natural Vegetation rank = 4

Priority Level 5

A vegetation community with a New Mexico Natural Vegetation rank = 5

Priority Level 6

A vegetation community with a New Mexico Natural Vegetation rank = 6, OR hexagons lacking ranked ecological systems

Dataset Citation

Raster dataset categorizing the U.S. by terrestrial ecological system

Comer, P., D. Faber-Langendoen, R. Evans, S. Gawler, C. Josse, G. Kittel, S. Menard, M. Pyne, M. Reid, K. Schulz, K. Snow, and J. Teague. 2003. Ecological Systems of the United States: A Working Classification of U.S. Terrestrial Systems. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. 75 pp. http://www.natureserve.org/library/usEcologicalsystems.pdf

Faber-Langendoen, D., L. Master, J. Nichols, K. Snow, A. Tomaino, R. Bittman, G. Hammerson, B. Heidel, L. Ramsay, and B. Young. 2009. NatureServe Conservation Status Assessments: Methodology for Assigning Ranks. NatureServe, Arlington, VA. 50pp.

Public Land Survey System (PLSS) – Township, Range, Section Layer

Summary

This feature class provides the polygons for the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Townships.

Description

This feature class contains the Public Land Survey System Townships which are the primary unit of survey for the PLSS, nominally six miles on a side, usually containing 36 sections. PLSS Townships are numbered from base lines and principal meridians.

FWS Critical Habitat

Summary

This layer contains polygons of critical habitat as defined by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Critical habitat are areas considered essential for the conservation of a species listed under the Endangered Species Act. These areas provide notice to the public and land managers about the importance of these areas to the conservation of the indicated species. Special protections and/or restrictions are possible in areas where federal funding, permits, licenses, authorizations, or actions occur or are required.

Description

These data identify, in general, the areas where final critical habitat exist for species listed as endangered or threatened. This layer was downloaded on 7/20/2012 from http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab/.