EC Bar Ranch is located on the Coronado Trail Scenic Byway
(Highway 180) in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. The ranch
includes 3 miles of Nutrioso Creek, a perennial stream restored to
proper functioning condition and the only waterbody in the Southwest to
meet water quality standards due to mitigation. Agricultural management
is compatible with aquatic/wildlife habitat and species in conservation
need, including federally listed endangered species (
Little Colorado Spinedace,
New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse ,
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher) and Sensitive Tier 1 species in
State Wildlife Action Plan (Bluehead sucker and Speckled dace).
video describing conservation improvements on the Ranch.
Visit Arizona Game and Fish Department
website to learn about riparian restoration.
2009, the EC
Bar Ranch Conservation Easement was
donated to the New Mexico Land Conservancy to ensure the preservation of
natural habitat, scenic open spaces, and agricultural values, all of
which provide lasting public benefits on the easement property that
includes Nutrioso Creek riparian corridor. The Conservancy will monitor
and enforce easement provisions in perpetuity.
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Last Revision October 19, 2017