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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For example, if Neotoma albigula at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge site, Web 1, had a mean lifespan of three trapping periods (i.e., its initial capture period [time zero] plus three additional sampling periods), and a mouse died in a trap on its first capture, we would add one mouse to the observed MNA values for three additional trapping periods to arrive at the hypothetical MNA values.
Ord's kangaroo rat and the Plains pocket mouse (Heteromyidae) were much more abundant at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge site than at Placitas (Figure 1A, B) and had greater statistical differences in the RMANOVA results (Table 1).