Galisteo Basin Preserve (Southern High Plains, Santa Fe County, New Mexico)
The Galisteo Basin prairie dog reintroduction project has been successfully completed.
The Galisteo Basin Preserve represents a core, unique, and progressive approach to conservation. Our partnership with Commonweal Conservancy began with rescuing rare Gunnison’s prairie dogs that were in mortal danger from development in other areas of northern New Mexico and reintroducing them to the preserve, where they had been extirpated. As a keystone species, prairie dog reintroductions have been welcomed on this ecotone preserve.
“I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” – Exodus 3