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Grants in Cibola County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

El Malpais

National Conservation Area

 

—Bureau of Land Management —

 
El Malpais Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 8, 1996
1. El Malpais Marker
Inscription. Created December 31, 1987-Dedicated August 24, 1991. The El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA) was the first area so designated by Congress in New Mexico. Congress established the NCA to conserve and protect the important geological, archeological, ecological, cultural, scenic, scientific, and wilderness resources of the public lands surrounding the Grants Lava Flows, while allowing compatible multiple uses such as livestock grazing, hunting, and trapping. The El Malpis legislation was accomplished through the support and hard work of: Senator Pete V. Domenici, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Congressman Manuel Lujan, Jr., Congressman Bill Richardson, Governor Garret Carruthers, BLM District Manager Paul Applegate, BLM Area Manager Herrick Hanks. 991.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 58.236′ N, 107° 48.608′ W. Marker was in Grants, New Mexico, in Cibola County. Marker was on State Road 117. Touch for map. The marker is near the El Malpais Ranger Station (BLM), Bureau of Land Management. According to a Ranger the marker has been replaced by other markers. It is also near the El Mapais National Monument. Marker was in this post office area: Grants NM 87020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within
El Malpais Conservation Area image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 8, 1996
2. El Malpais Conservation Area
14 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. San Rafael (approx. 10.9 miles away); Grants (approx. 11.2 miles away); Old Acoma "Sky City" (approx. 11.6 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 13.2 miles away); a different marker also named Grants (approx. 13.3 miles away).
 
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El Malpais National Monument-Sign at the entrance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 8, 1996
3. El Malpais National Monument-Sign at the entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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