Aguirre Spring Campground Area near Las Cruces, New Mexico
Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REA)
Status | Location and Setting | Management Questions | Conservation Elements | Change Agents | Data, Maps, and Models | Memos and Reports
The Chihuahuan Desert REA was initiated in September 2012 and is scheduled for completion in early 2016. The Chihuahuan Desert REA team is currently in the Pre-Assessment Phase.
Location and Setting
The Chihauhuan Desert ecoregion includes portions of New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and the country of Mexico; the extent of analysis will generally be restricted to the US. However, when existing data sets that include Mexican portions of the ecoregion are obtained, they will not be clipped to the international border. This ecoregion consists of over 125 million acres (approx. 195,000 sq.miles). The REA covers all or part of 5 BLM Field Office Boundaries.