Threats to our Desert Grassland

November 9th, 2019

Pronghorn at Otero Mesa

Kevin Bixby, Executive Director of SWEC, will lead an all day tour of Otero Mesa and teach how the ecology and wildlife of this very special place is threatened with oil and gas development. Along the way we should see pronghorn, raptors and other wildlife that take refuge here, one of the largest desert grasslands left in North America. Enjoy an optional ramble up the Alamo Mountain to see the petroglyphs of this archeologically rich area as well. RATING: Easy/Moderate mostly driving; to see the petroglyphs there is a moderate climb required off trail. 

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration opens 3 weeks before each hike date. Half of the available slots for each trip are reserved for members of the Southwest Environmental Center. Not a member? Join today!

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