Grassland

Grassland

In our region true plains grassland is restricted a few areas, primarily in northwest Chihuahua, the bootheel of New Mexico and valleys south and west of the Huachuca Mountains, along with smaller patches in northeast Sonora and southest Arizona.

Historically true grassland was more widespread and dominated the upper Santa Cruz River valley in Sonora, the Sulfer Springs and San Simon Valleys, among other area. Much of these areas are coverted to shrubland, barren ground, agriculture, or more of a semi-desert grassland.

Grasslands bring another set of species to our region, helping to increase our already high bio-diversity.

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