Chaco Culture National Historical Park


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Chaco Culture National Historical Park:

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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Address:PO Box 280
Nageezi, NM 87037

Phone:505-786-7014
Fax:505-786-7061
Web: www.nps.gov/chcu/
Size: 33,960 acres.
Established: Proclaimed Chaco Canyon National Monument on March 11, 1907; redesignated and renamed on December 19, 1980. Designated a World Heritage Site on December 8, 1987.
Location:In northwestern New Mexico. The recommended access route to the park is from the north via Hwy. 44/550. Turn off Hwy. 44/550 at CR 7900 (3 miles southeast of Nageezi) and go 21 miles to the park boundary (5 miles of paved road on CR 7900 and 16 miles of dirt road on CR 7950/7985).
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), bicycle trail, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, ranger-led walks.
Special Features:The canyon contains 13 major prehistoric sites and hundreds of smaller ones, built by the Ancestral Puebloan People during the 9th through 12th centuries. The Chaco Museum collection contains approximately one million artifacts from more than 120 sites in Chaco Canyon and the surrounding region.

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In Chaco Culture National Historical Park, elk were less active during midday during months when average daily high temperatures exceeded thermal tolerance.
Preferred forages were more common in open habitats on Chaco Culture National Historical Park (L.
Because condition is dependent upon nutrition (Cook, 2002) and condition strongly affected production and survival of young in Chaco Culture National Historical Park (Bender and Piasecke, 2010), presence and use of open habitats is critical to persistence of elk.
Size of annual home range in Chaco Culture National Historical Park (60, 102, and 112 [km.
Size of home ranges both annually and in spring-autumn were related positively to open habitats (shrublands and grasslands) and negatively related to habitats preferred for bedding (barren rocky and pinyon-juniper), indicating that the need for cover primarily determined size of home ranges in Chaco Culture National Historical Park despite the relative lack of disturbance, which would deemphasize the need for security cover (McCorquodale et al.
Likewise, high-quality foraging areas also are important for success of populations, but forage, nutrition, and condition are influenced strongly by precipitation in Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other arid environments.