National Grassland - New Mexico
Kiowa National Grassland is located in northeastern New Mexico. The southwestern Great Plains grassland includes prairie and part of the Canadian River Canyon. Both units of the National Grassland consist of a patchwork quilt of public land interspaced with private land. Elevations on the Grassland range from 4,500 to 6,300 feet (1,400 to 1,900 m) which is high enough to moderate somewhat the summer temperatures of the Great Plains. Semi-arid steppe grassland (shortgrass prairie) is the most common vegetation, covering 79 percent of the Grassland (including the adjacent Rita Blanca National Grassland). Ten percent of the land is covered with Pinyon – Juniper woodland, almost entirely in the western sector. A few stands of Ponderosa Pine are found in the Canadian River Canyon in the western sector. Nine percent of vegetative cover is Sand Sagebrush and one percent is Cottonwood and Willow riparian forest. The Canadian River is the only permanent stream. Playa lakes (shallow lakes which hold rainwater part of the year) are commonly found.
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Kiowa MVUM - Mills Unit 2023
Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the Mills Unit of Kiowa National Grassland (NG) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
Kiowa MVUM - Rita Blanca 2020
Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Rita Blanca National Grassland (NG) in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).