Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge


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Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 1248
Socorro, NM 87801

Phone:505-864-4021
Fax:505-864-7761
Web: www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/newmex/sevilleta
Established: 1973.
Location:20 miles north of Socorro, New Mexico.
Special Features:Management has been devoted to restoring the refuge to the natural conditions that might have been seen around the turn of the 20th century. As a result, native animals like deer, elk, coyotes, mountain lions, and a wide variety of birds and reptiles have become more abundant and visible. The Mexican wolf captive management facility on the refuge has been used to re-acclimate these endangered species to their historical habitat.
Habitats: 229,700 acres covering a wide range of ecosystem types: Chihuahuan desert, Great Plains grassland, Great Basin shrub-steppe, piñon-juniper woodland, riparian forests, wetlands, and montane coniferous forest.
Access: Refuge is managed primarily as a research area and closed to most recreational uses. However, limited waterfowl and dove hunting is available, and special tours may be arranged by contacting the refuge.
Wild life: Desert bighorn sheep, pronghorn, mule deer, mountain lion, horned lizard, bald eagle, peregrine falcon, and several species of ducks, herons, cranes, and raptors.

See other parks in New Mexico.
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Repeated-measures analysis of variance testing for differences among representative rodent population densities(a), Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge and Placitas, 1994-1998
Short-term repeated-measures analysis of variance for differences among representative rodent population densities, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge and Placitas, May 1997 to February 1998
While rodent densities of certain species significantly increased during this study (1994 to 1998), the maximum densities were considerably lower than those observed at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge site in 1993 during the SNV outbreak (6).