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Armendaris Ranch


This vast 362,885-acre ranch lies in south central New Mexico along the Rio Grande River. The vegetation is Chihuahuan and semi-desert grasslands with cottonwood, willow and salt cedar riparian along the river. The Fra Cristobal Mountain range is home to a successfully reintroduced and subsequently delisted desert bighorn sheep population (click here for desert bighorn sheep listing on Turner Endangered Species Fund site). Big game species on the ranch include bison, pronghorn, desert mule deer, mountain lion, javelina and oryx. The lava tubes of Jornada lava field is the summer home for one of the largest bat populations in North America. Wildlife research projects conducted on the Armendaris include scaled quails, bobcats, kit foxes, [...]


Lead Organization :
Turner Enterprises, Inc.


Spatial Services

ScienceBase WMS


  • Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal



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