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The Biota Information System of New Mexico, BISON-M, was developed for biologists by The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, and The Fish & Wildlife Information Exchange Natural Heritage New Mexico (a division of UNM’s Museum of Southwestern Biology), US Army Corps of Engineers, US Bureau of Land Management, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and New Mexico State Land Office.

BISON-M is a compilation of biological information for both vertebrate and invertebrate species which occur in New Mexico. This information is made available to the public in the interest of promoting wildlife interests and to assist with the decision making processes of our stakeholders.

In the past, information was also collected for Arizona species and this information remains within BISON-M but is no longer consistently updated. Several invertebrates are included within BISON-M but lack species information.

Updating the information within BISON-M is a never-ending task. We encourage users to communicate with us if they find information that is not correct. Users should also read and be familiar with the disclaimer policy of this site.

If you have questions or want to report errors, please contact Ginny Seamster, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe, NM; e-mail Virginia.seamster@state.nm.us.

REMINDER: BISON information is in the public domain and not copyrighted.

Civil Rights and Diversity Compliance:

Certain programs of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of the Interior. These programs are therefore subject to requirements of the New Mexico Human Rights Act and Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibit discrimination because of ancestry, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age or physical or mental handicap. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility, please send a detailed description of the incident by certified mail to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. If you desire further information, please write to either of the following offices:

· New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; or

· Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20240.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in a hearing or meeting, please contact the Department at (505) 476-8000 at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible. Public documents can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact the Department at 505-476-8000 if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

To initiate a complaint, write to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Federal Assistance, 4401 Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: MBSP-4020, Arlington, Virginia 22203.