Las Cienegas National Conservation Area
- Cochise County, AZ
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages this National Conservation Area of 42,000 acres, which includes the Empire Cienega Ranch. What is truly unique about this area is that it includes five of the rarest habitats in the American Southwest: : cienegas (or marshlands), sacaton grasslands, mesquite bosques, cottonwood-willow riparian forests, and semi-desert grasslands. Majestically accented with rolling oak-studded hills, Las Cienegas attracts countless bird species and a wide variety of wildlife. Allow 2 hours.
Hwy 90 North to SR82; turn east. At intersection of SR82 and SR83, turn north; near Milepost 40, turn east into ranch entrance.
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