In 2021, the New Mexico State Legislature passed HB 51, the Environmental Database Act, which directed Natural Heritage New Mexico, housed in the University of New Mexico, to consolidate much of New Mexico's environmental and public health data onto a single, user-friendly, map-based, searchable database. EnviroData-NM is the result of that effort.
The goal of the site is to enable state agencies and the public to understand the resources within an area, and to help predict the potential impacts of additional development. Both agencies and the public should be able to use the site to increase their understanding of what is occurring on the ground, and make informed decisions about future actions.
Please view the video below for more information on the background of the EnviroData-NM application and how to use it.