The Big Hatchet Mountains Conservation Opportunity Area (COA) encompasses 8,042 ha (19,872 ac) 100 km (62 mi) southeast of Lordsburg. Almost all of the COA is managed by the BLM (82%) with a sizable portion managed by the SLO (18%). It contains one TNC conservation area (Hatches and Alamo Hueco Mountains); 81% of its lands are protected. Landcover includes eight native vegetation habitats. The largest portion is Madrean Montane Lowland Evergreen Woodland (47%), but Chihuahuan Desert Scrub (14.4%) and Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland (23%) are also prevalent. This COA contains no perennial aquatic habitat.


Habitat Name Habitat Size in Hectares
Chihuahuan Desert Scrub 1163.61
Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland 1862.37
Cliff, Scree & Rock Vegetation 331.92
Madrean Lowland Evergreen Woodland 3846.96
Madrean Montane Forest & Woodland 387
Rocky Mountain Pinyon - Juniper Woodland 8.73
Southwest Riparian Forest 58.05
Warm Interior Chaparral 367.56

Species (SGCN)

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