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Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

Protecting Wildlife

 We monitor and protect the wildlife and their habitats on Laboratory property.

February 2, 2015
Mule deer on LANL property

LANL has been home to mule deer since its creation in 1942 and has seasonally been home to elk since their reintroduction to New Mexico in the 1960s.


  • Environmental Communication & Public Involvement
  • P.O. Box 1663 MS M996
  • Los Alamos, NM 87545
  • (505) 667-0216
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Protecting our wildlife

Since the early 1940s, LANL’s existence and enhanced security has meant that activities such as logging, livestock grazing, hunting, and farming have not taken place in the area.

For this reason, LANL is a home to many wildlife species that we study, monitor, and protect.

Selected biological resource publications

Innovations for a secure nation

Novel rocket design flight tested

Novel rocket design flight tested

The new rocket fuel and motor design adds a higher degree of safety by separating the fuel from the oxidizer, both novel formulations that are, by themselves, not able to detonate.

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545

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(505) 667-7000

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(505) 667-5061

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