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.


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