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Published in Biological Investigations in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas, Edited by Hugh H. Genoways and Robert J. Baker, Proceedings of a Symposium held at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, April 4 – 5, 1975. National Park Service Proceedings and Transactions Series Number 4, 1979.


U.S. government work.


The Guadalupe Mountains National Park, which is located in TransPecos Texas between Carlsbad, New Mexico, and EI Paso, Texas, is one of the newest national parks being formed by the Congress in 1967. The Guadalupe Mountains and the associated Chihuahuan Desert included in the park represent a unique biological area in which a fragile biological equilibrium exists between the fauna and flora of the Chihuahuan Desert of the lowlands and the Rocky Mountains of the high elevations. The preservation of this area will depend upon sound management decisions. This volume is the result of a symposium held at The Museum of Texas Tech University on April 4 and 5, 1975. The impetus for this symposium was furnished by our participation in a research project in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.