Chihuahuan Desert Rapid Ecological Assessment

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The BLM's District Field Office operating in Las Cruces, NM, manages over 5.4 million acres of public rangeland in southcentral and southwestern New Mexico.

The Jornada research program works in collaboration with BLM Field Office personnel to provide science in support of land management practices for conservation and restoration of these public rangelands.

Currently under construction, the Las Cruces BLM District Field Office portal will provide access to an extensive and rich history of ecological information on past and current conditions of these landscapes.

These data layers are being assembled to assist the BLM in utilizing science-based methods to evaluate their conservation practices. This is a key component in practicing adaptive management of the public's natural resources.