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Mescalero Sands South Dune

Mescalero Sands South Dune
Mescalero Sands South Dune

Mescalero Sands South Dune is the best example of an active sand dune system in the southern Great Plains biophysiographic province. A variety of successional stages from active dunes to a climax shinnery oak-sand prairie community are represented.

Location: Chaves County, NM

Year designated: 1982

Acres: 3,208

Ownership: Federal, State, Private


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Last Updated: June 28, 2012