Las Cienegas National Conservation Area (LCNCA) supports five of the rarest habitat types in the American Southwest: cottonwood-willow riparian forest, cienega marshland, sacaton floodplain, mesquite bosque, and semidesert grassland; is home to 6 endangered species; and has 2 eligible wild and scenic river segments. In response to its exceptional biological, cultural, and scenic values, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has committed to implementing a science-based adaptive management program at Las Cienegas.
Bodner, G., and K. Simms. 2008. State of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area; Part 3: Condition and Trend of Riparian Target Species, Vegetation and Channel Geomorphology. The Nature Conservancy; Tucson, AZ: Bureau of Land Management, Tucson Field Office. January.