San Andres National Wildlife Refuge

San Andres National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 756
Las Cruces, NM 88004

Phone:505-382-5047
Fax:505-382-5454
Web: www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/newmex/sanandres
Established: 1941.
Location:30 miles northeast of Las Cruces.
Special Features:The refuge extends over 21 miles along the southern portion of the San Andres Mountains. This area is the northernmost extension of the Chihuahuan Desert and one of the largest contiguous, relatively-undisturbed Chihuahuan Desert land masses in the U.S.
Habitats: 57,215 acres of desert shrub, desert riparian, grass shrub, mountain shrub and pinon juniper.
Access: Because the refuge lies within the boundaries of the White Sands Missile Range, it is closed to public entry and all recreational uses.
Wild life: Bighorn sheep. Also Gambel's quail, mule deer, coyote, mountain lion, and golden eagle.

See other parks in New Mexico.
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1 meter tall soaptree yuccas (Yucca elata) on the San Andres National Wildlife Refuge, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, on 28 July 1993.

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