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Spotlights

  • New Mexico Department of Agriculture.
    The Director of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture has selected the following plant species to be targeted as noxious weeds for control or eradication pursuant to the Noxious Weed Management Act of 1998 (updated from 2009). This list does not include every plant species with the potential to negatively affect the state's environment or economy.
    See also: Noxious Weed Information for more resources.
  • New Mexico Game & Fish.
    New rules to combat the spread of aquatic invasive species in New Mexico went into effect July 11, 2017. Changes include:

    • Watercraft owners are required to stop at an inspection station whenever one is set up and in operation.
    • Mandatory inspection and, if necessary, decontamination is required of all out-of-state registered watercraft or watercraft re-entering the state of New Mexico.
    • All boaters are required to "pull the plug" and completely drain watercraft when transporting on a New Mexico roadway.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

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Partnership

New Mexico State University; University of Arizona; Utah State University; U.S. Department of Agriculture.
By combining the strength of multi-disciplinary research and community outreach, this project's goals are to to evaluate and promote low-cost, community-based approaches to management of invasive plants.

State and Local Government

New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. State Forestry Division.
New Mexico Game & Fish.
New Mexico Department of Agriculture.
New Mexico Department of Agriculture coordinates weed management among local, state, and federal land managers as well as private land owners.
New Mexico Department of Transportation.
Vegetation control is necessary to slow and/or prevent the spread of noxious weeds. Federal and State Executive orders require the Department to take steps to prevent the spread of invasive or noxious plants.

Academic

New Mexico State University.
New Mexico State University. Cooperative Extension Service.
The Plant Diagnostic Clinic is designed to provide plant diagnostic services for the state of New Mexico. The clinic also facilitates insect and weed identification through referrals to other specialists.

Professional

Native Plant Society of New Mexico.