We monitor and protect the wildlife and their habitats on Laboratory property.
- Environmental Communication & Public Involvement
- P.O. Box 1663 MS K491
- Los Alamos, NM 87545
- (505) 667-6168
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
- Los Alamos National Laboratory Fall Avian Migration Monitoring Report 2010-15
- Threatened and Endangered Species Habitat Management Plan for Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Sensitive Species Best Management Practices Source Document (Updated May 2015)
- Morphology and sexual dimorphism of the many-lined skink in north central New Mexico (Western North American Naturalist 75(2):232-235)
- Long-Term Strategy for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability 2014 Almanac
- Field Validation of Predicted Large Game Movement Corridors and Pinch Points at Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Avian Individual and Population Health on Los Alamos National Laboratory 2005: Foraging Effects and Egg Contaminant Residues
- Winter and Breeding Bird Surveys at Los Alamos National Laboratory Progress Report for 2010 to 2012
- Comparative Photos of the Sandia Wetlands at TA-60 and TA-61 – 1990, 2000, & 2010
- Prey Remains Found in Pellets of Mexican Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis lucida) from Los Alamos, New Mexico
- Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Predator and Bottom-Feeding Fish from Abiquiu and Cochiti Reservoirs in North-Central New Mexico (pdf)
- Radioactive Bees--Honey Bees as Indicators of Radionuclide Contamination (pdf)
- Great Horned Owls at the Los Alamos Environmental Research Park: Population Survey, Nesting Biology, and Management Activities to Protect Peregrine Falcons
- A Notebook of Sedges and Rushes of the Jemez Mountains