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Wildlife Protection at LANL

Our goal is to minimize impacts to sensitive species and their habitats by ensuring all activities and operations comply with federal and state regulatory requirements for biological resources protection.  

February 2, 2015
Mountain Lion on LANL property

A mountain lion captured on a wildlife camera during a monitoring study on LANL property along White Rock Canyon.


  • Environmental Communication & Public Involvement
  • P.O. Box 1663 MS K491
  • Los Alamos, NM 87545
  • (505) 667-3792


We ensure that all LANL activities maintain compliance with federal and state laws such as the Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and New Mexico Wildlife Conservation Act.  


We maintain a robust long- and short-term ecological monitoring program to support mission activities, drive impact analyses, and inform management decisions.

Outreach and Collaboration

We collaborate with other federal and state agencies and continually share our knowledge and experiences through outreach opportunities to internal and external audiences.