Valle de la Joya is south of Palo Duro Canyon, beyond Five Points and McKenzie Flats. Research in the area has included vegetation line-intercept transects and a re-sampling of historic Bureau of Land Management vegetation transects.
West Mesa is an elevated Pinyon-Juniper Woodland in the far southwest corner of the Sevilleta NWR. Research at the site includes pinyon-juniper fruit and nut production and juniper-creosote distribution.
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