SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s Share with Wildlife program has selected 16 wildlife projects for funding starting in 2020.
The Department’s Share with Wildlife program funds projects up to $50,000 in four categories: habitat enhancement, biological and ecological research studies, wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife education.
For 2020, the program is supporting one habitat project, eight research projects, five education projects and both education and rehabilitation activities of two wildlife rehabilitation centers.
The habitat project focuses on evaluating wether or not culverts and bridges are barriers to aquatic and riparian connectivity in the northern Jemez Mountains. The research projects are focusing on a variety of Species of Greatest Conservation Need, including the Arizona black rattlesnake, Chihuahua chub, gray vireo, Peñasco least chipmunk and several species of terrestrial snails.
The education projects boost environmental education for K-12 students throughout New Mexico. The rehabilitation centers receiving funding in 2020 are New Mexico Wildlife Center in Española and Wildlife Rescue Inc. of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Any questions about the newly funded projects, or how to apply for 2021 funding, should be submitted to Share with Wildlife Coordinator, Ginny Seamster at email@example.com. The call for proposals for 2021 projects is planned for release in spring 2020.
The list of 2020 projects, as well as projects from previous years, can be viewed on the Share with Wildlife webpage.