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SANDOVAL COUNTY, N.M. -- The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today the protection of the 2,240-acre Elk Springs property as part of the 9,485-acre Elk Springs Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) south of Cuba, New Mexico. The Elk Springs ACEC is a crucial winter range for big game in the area.
"Elk Springs is a remarkable resource just an hour northwest of Albuquerque," said Jenny Parks, state director for The Trust for Public Land. "This property is an important area for the enhancement of big game populations and habitat and we are pleased to have helped conserve this significant tract of land for the public."
"This acquisition helps complete the ACEC and provides the public a great new opportunity to enjoy …