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The EC Bar Ranch is located on the Coronado Trail Scenic Byway (Highway 180) in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. The ranch includes 3 miles of Nutrioso Creek, a perennial stream restored to proper functioning condition and the only waterbody in the Southwest to meet water quality standards due to mitigation. Agricultural management is compatible with aquatic/wildlife habitat  and species in conservation need, including federally listed endangered species ( Little Colorado Spinedace, New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse , Southwestern Willow Flycatcher) and Sensitive Tier 1 species in the State Wildlife Action Plan (Bluehead sucker and Speckled dace). See a video describing conservation improvements on the Ranch. Visit Arizona Game and Fish Department website to learn about riparian restoration.

n 2009, the EC Bar Ranch Conservation Easement was donated to the New Mexico Land Conservancy to ensure the preservation of natural habitat, scenic open spaces, and agricultural values, all of which provide lasting public benefits on the easement property that includes Nutrioso Creek riparian corridor. 

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