The Jemez Mountains Conservation Opportunity Area (COA) encompasses 112,113 ha (277,037 ac) in the southern half of the Jemez Mountains, 40 km (25 mi) west of Santa Fe. Most is under federal management (66% USFS, 25.8% NPS). It contains two Important Bird Areas (Bandelier, Valles Caldera), one TNC conservation area (Jemez Mountains), and 26% is protected. Sixteen terrestrial habitats, open water, and developed or disturbed landcovers (3,582 ha recently burned) occur within its boundaries. Two-thirds of the COA is Rocky Mountain Lower Montane Forest. Perennial aquatic habitats include 243 km (151 mi) of warm water streams, 613 km (381 mi) of cold water streams, and 13.5 ha (33.4 ac) of cold water reservoirs.


Habitat Name Habitat Size in Hectares
Chihuahuan Desert Scrub 3.42
Cliff, Scree & Rock Vegetation 1194.12
Developed & Urban 140.76
Great Plains Floodplain Forest 545.85
Great Plains Mixedgrass Prairie 1049.4
Intermountain Dry Shrubland & Grassland 378.81
Intermountain Juniper Woodland 0.72
Intermountain Saltbush Shrubland 1.44
Intermountain Tall Sagebrush Shrubland 430.02
Madrean Montane Forest & Woodland 0.72
Montane-Subalpine Wet Shrubland & Wet Meadow 90.09
Open Water 134.73
Recently Disturbed or Modified 3582
Rocky Mountain Lower Montane Forest 74862.18
Rocky Mountain Montane Riparian Forest 503.91
Rocky Mountain Montane Shrubland 2297.61
Rocky Mountain Pinyon - Juniper Woodland 16625.07
Rocky Mountain Subalpine-High Montane Conifer Forest 4411.53
Rocky Mountain Subalpine-High Montane Meadow 5909.49

Species (SGCN)

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