The Zuni Mountains Conservation Opportunity Area (COA) encompasses 110,750 ha (273,669 ac) west of Grants. Most (75%) of it is managed by USFS; 22.5% is privately-owned. It contains one Important Bird Area (Blackrock and Nutria Lakes) and two TNC refugia (Rio Nutria, Zuni Mountains), but none of its lands are protected. Landcover includes 14 native vegetation habitats plus open water, developed, and agricultural lands. Two habitats are dominant: Rocky Mountain Lower Montane Forest (60%) and Intermountain Juniper Woodland (36.5%). Perennial aquatic habitat includes 59 km (37 mi) of warm water streams.


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