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Tumacacori Highlands Proposed Wilderness Photos

The Tumacacori Highlands are known for their spectacularly eroded, lichen-drenched cliffs and undulating hills of grass and madrean oaks. The area, which lies within the Coronado National Forest, is home to an array of sub-tropical and northern plant and animal species, many of which are rare and do not exist anywhere else in the United States. These mountains host over fifty sensitive species -- one of the highest concentrations of imperiled species in the state -- and offers refuge for many endangered species, such as the jaguar, peregrine falcon, Chiricahua leopard frog, and Mexican spotted owl. The Tumacacori Highlands also provide prime habitat for game animals such as while-tailed deer and javelina.

The Tumacacori Highlands are one of the most biologically diverse areas in the United States. As one of most popular birding areas in the world with more than 400 bird species, the Sky Island region and Tumacacori Highlands also host more mammal and reptile species than anywhere else in the United States.

Tropically-orientated plants and animals, such as the Mexican vine snake, epiphytes (plants that grow in trees), five striped sparrow, Sonoran Chub (endangered fish), and others cannot be found anywhere else in the United State.

Truely an area worth saving

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Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands from the Ruby Road

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands home developement

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands Pena Blance Lake Photo

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

Pena Blanca Lake along the Ruby Road near the Tumacacori Highlands proposed wilderness Photo

 

 




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