Lordsburg Playa, NM (BLM)

Status - Active

Location - The Lordsburg Playa Network site is located 20 km southwest of Lordsburg, New Mexico, on a dry lakebed.  The site lies in the northern Chihuahuan Desert, approximately 8 km east of the Peloncillo Mountain range, 13 km west of the Pyramid Mountains, and north of Interstate 10, at an elevation of 1267 m above sea level.

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Vegetation and soil - Vegetation at the Lordsburg Playa site is extremely sparse.  A few individual alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides (Torr.) Torr.) plants occur within the exclosure, with little else.

Management - Rangeland, grazed by cattle.  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) District Office in Las Cruces, New Mexico manages grazing at this site.

Site Contact - Nicholas Webb

Photos of the Lordsburg Playa (BLM) Network site.