Aldo Leopold

Wilderness - New Mexico

Aldo Leopold Wilderness, along with Gila Wilderness and Blue Range Wilderness, is part of New Mexico's Gila National Forest. The wilderness area lies along the crest of the Black Range. The Continental Divide of the Americas traverses parts of the wilderness. Vegetation in the Aldo Leopold consists of a spruce-fir and quaking aspen forest above 9,000 feet (2,732 m), ponderosa pine forest between 6,500 feet (1,981 m) and 9,000 feet (2,732 m) and pinyon-juniper woodland and desert vegetation below 6,500 feet and on dry southern slopes. Due to the prevalence of forest fires in the wilderness area, brushy areas, grassland, and recently burned forests are also common. Hardwood forests, especially cottonwood, line many of the larger streams. The wilderness area has fauna typical of the American Southwest: mule deer, elk, spotted owl, gray fox, wild turkey, bobcat, peccary, black bear and cougar. Of note is the effort to reintroduce the Mexican wolf to the region.

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Map of Recently Maintained & Cleared Trails in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Area in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Aldo Leopold - Trails

Map of Recently Maintained & Cleared Trails in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Area in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Map of Recently Maintained & Cleared Trails in the Gila Wilderness Area in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Gila Wilderness - Trails

Map of Recently Maintained & Cleared Trails in the Gila Wilderness Area in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Pocket Guide Map of Gila National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Gila NF - Pocket Guide Map

Pocket Guide Map of Gila National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the San Mateo Mountains in the Magdalena Ranger District (RD) of Cibola National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Cibola MVUM - Magdalena - San Mateo Mountains 2020

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the San Mateo Mountains in the Magdalena Ranger District (RD) of Cibola National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Aldo Leopold Wilderness https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gila/recarea/?recid=4826 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldo_Leopold_Wilderness Aldo Leopold Wilderness, along with Gila Wilderness and Blue Range Wilderness, is part of New Mexico's Gila National Forest. The wilderness area lies along the crest of the Black Range. The Continental Divide of the Americas traverses parts of the wilderness. Vegetation in the Aldo Leopold consists of a spruce-fir and quaking aspen forest above 9,000 feet (2,732 m), ponderosa pine forest between 6,500 feet (1,981 m) and 9,000 feet (2,732 m) and pinyon-juniper woodland and desert vegetation below 6,500 feet and on dry southern slopes. Due to the prevalence of forest fires in the wilderness area, brushy areas, grassland, and recently burned forests are also common. Hardwood forests, especially cottonwood, line many of the larger streams. The wilderness area has fauna typical of the American Southwest: mule deer, elk, spotted owl, gray fox, wild turkey, bobcat, peccary, black bear and cougar. Of note is the effort to reintroduce the Mexican wolf to the region.

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