Welcome to the Biota Information System of New Mexico (BISON-M). BISON was developed
for biologists by The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, and
The Fish & Wildlife Information Exchange (Conservation Management
Institute, VA Tech, Blacksburg, VA). Other contributing agencies
include 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 contains accounts for all vertebrate and many invertebrate
species of wildlife occurring in New Mexico and Arizona (including all
threatened, endangered and sensitive species). Many accounts are incomplete
although new information is being added continuously. Errors do occur.
Users are cautioned to refer back to the original cited source to assess
completeness and correctness before using the information.
Currently, there are four main features that are available to
1. Find a Species Booklet
This is a basic search tool for finding species information.
2. Species Reports
This provides a list of several pre-made reports.
3. Database Query
This is an advanced search tool that lets you search up to eight data fields.
4. Power Search
This new search tool lets you search all of BISON-M's data fields.