Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: New Mexico
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

New Mexico Staff Member

Sam Martinez

Sam Martinez



Sam grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and attended New Mexico State University where he received his B.S. in Wildlife Ecology. After graduating, he worked as a technician on various research projects throughout the country including desert bighorn sheep surveys, mountain lion abundance monitoring, raptor estimates and wildland firefighting. Sam then began work on a NMSU elk research project examining the effects of Mexican gray wolf reintroduction on elk survival. For his M.S research, Sam is investigating prey composition and kill rates of Mexican gray wolves and mountain lions in the Southwest.