The Northern Sacramento Mountains Conservation Opportunity Area (COA) encompasses 28,470 ha (70,351 ac) of the Lincoln National Forest north of Ruidoso. Fifty-two percent of its lands are protected. The Sierra Blanca TNC refuge is located in this COA. Landcover includes 17 native vegetation habitats. Madrean Montane Forest and Woodland is most dominant (64.4%). Perennial aquatic habitats include 124 km (77 mi) of cold water streams and 18.6 ha (46.0 ac) of cold water reservoirs.


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