Kofa National Wildlife Refuge


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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

Address:356 W 1st St
Yuma, AZ 85364

Phone:928-783-7861
Fax:928-783-8611
Web: southwest.fws.gov/refuges/arizona/kofa.html
Established: 1939.
Location:Northeast of Yuma, Arizona, in the Sonoran Desert.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, hiking trails, primitive campgrounds.
Activities:Camping, hiking, hunting, rockhounding (in limited area).
Special Features:Two mountain ranges dominate the landscape--the Kofa Mountains and the Castle Dome Mountains. Although not especially high, both ranges are extremely rugged and rise sharply from the surrounding desert plains, providing ideal bighorn sheep country.
Habitats: 665,400 acres of desert, with two small but steep and rugged mountain ranges.
Access: Open 24 hours.
Wild life: Desert bighorn sheep, white-winged dove, desert tortoise, and desert kit fox.

See other parks in Arizona.
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The fire burned into King Valley on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in Yuma County, southwestern Arizona.
Also, we compare numbers and species-composition of avian communities in burned versus unburned areas of Kofa National Wildlife Refuge as one example of long-term environmental effects that fire may have in a xeroriparian ecosystem in the southwestern United States.
Based on our analyses, the total area altered as a result of the fire was 9,975 ha, of which 9,255 ha were in Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.
Although it is known from two sites within Kofa National Wildlife Refuge (LS, pers.
Although Pennisetum ciliaris is fairly common along Interstate Highway 8 just east of Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in Gila Bend, Arizona, our surveys indicate that it was not common or widespread in the vicinity of the King Valley Fire at the time of this study.
At Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, mature xeroriparian communities were reduced to a small percentage of their former extent as a result of the 2005 fire, thus opening up the possibility of invasion by nonnative species, altering the future potential for fire, and directionally changing patterns of use of the xeroriparian ecosystem by animals.
Willand for assistance in the field at Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and R.
FOR SEVERAL YEARS, desert bighorn sheep on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona have been a source of controversy.
Although some people oppose any lion management whatsoever, this is an excellent management plan that allows bighorns and mountain lions to coexist and benefits all visitors to the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.
With assistance from the nearby Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, the pronghorn recovery team is assessing the possibility of establishing a herd at Kofa.