Guadalupe Mountains National Park


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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

(gwä`dəlo͞op), 86,416 acres (34,998 hectares), W Tex. Located in the Guadalupe Mts., the park contains parts of the world's largest and most significant Permian limestone fossil reef. In the park are McKittrich Canyon; Guadalupe Peak, 8,751 ft (2,667 m), the highest point in Texas; and El Capitan, 8,078 ft (2,462 m), which served as a landmark for westward-traveling pioneers. The park was authorized in 1966 and established in 1972. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Address:400 Pine Canyon Rd
Salt Flat, TX 79847

Phone:915-828-3251
Fax:915-828-3269
Web: www.nps.gov/gumo/
Size: 86,416 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 15, 1966; established on September 30, 1972. Wilderness designated on November 10, 1978.
Location:In west Texas on US 62/180, 110 miles east of El Paso and 55 miles southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Facilities:Campground (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), off-road vehicle trail, visitor center, museum, trails (80+ miles).
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, bird-watching, wildlife viewing, stargazing.
Special Features:Rising from the Chihuahuan Desert, this mountain mass contains portions of the world's most extensive and significant Permian limestone fossil reef. Also featured are a tremendous earth fault, lofty peaks, unusual flora and fauna, and a colorful record of the past.

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Pages 13-30 in Biological investigations in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park (H.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 400 Pine Canyon Road Salt Flat, TX 79847 (JH)
Table 1-Wisconsin-age mammals from Dust Cave and the Sloth caves, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Culberson County, Texas, with subjective estimates of confidence in identification or in the taxa being members of the local fauna: 1, reasonable confidence; 2, moderate confidence with potential for misidentification; 3, likely a misidentification or not part of the local fauna.
Although suitable habitat for bighorn sheep exists at Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Gilad, 2006), any artificial reestablishment of the population probably will involve a small initial population, and as the population of adult females decreases, risk of extinction increases, particularly if predation by cougars is considered (Ernest et al.
A meta-population of bighorn sheep, consisting of >800 sheep distributed throughout the Sierra Diablo, Baylor, and Beach mountain ranges, occurs south and southeast of Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Richardson, 2007).
determined that 66% of cougars with established home ranges that included parts of Guadalupe Mountains National Park also moved into New Mexico (16% established a home range extending south of the park and 16% never left the park during their study).
RESULTS--During 17-22 May 2007, we dedicated >152 person-hours to surveying 132 ha of potential habitat of red squirrels within mixed-coniferous forests in Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
DISCUSSION--Based on our surveys of the remaining mesic, Douglas-fir forests surrounding The Bowl, red squirrels do not inhabit Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Pre-settlement records of fires obtained from mixed-coniferous forests within Guadalupe Mountains National Park indicate an average historical fire-return interval of 2.
At Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains national parks, trapping, shooting, and unknown causes were sources of mortality.
When sexes were pooled, Big Bend National Park had the lowest annual rate of mortality caused by trapping, followed by Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains national parks and Big Bend Ranch State Park (Table 2).
Trees and shrubs of Trans-Pecos Texas, including Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National parks.