New Mexico has four popular land regions, including the Great Plains, the Colorado Plateau, the Rocky Mountains, and the Basin and Range region.
Agriculture continues to be an important industry for the Land of Enchantment, generating $3 billion in revenues. There are approximately 25,044 farms in the state, covering 40.6 million acres of New Mexico. The average size farm comprises 1,624 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 33 counties.
New Mexico’s top commodities are dairy products (specifically milk), cattle and calves, pecans, and hay.
Most of the cropland is found in the Four Corners area of the state and near the Rio Grande.
New Mexico’s primary wildlife includes sheep, bear, deer, elk, cougar, ibex, javelina, oryx, and pronghorn antelope. New Mexico is committed to conserving its open land, waters, and wildlife habitats.
From mountain lakes and streams to reservoirs, New Mexico has some of the best fishing opportunities in the southwest. Fish species include trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, walleye, catfish, bluegills, perch, and pike.
Major Rivers and Lakes
New Mexico’s three main rivers are the Rio Grande, Pecos River, and Canadian River. Their main tributaries include the Chama River, Devils River, Gallinas River, Rio Hondo, and Cimarron River.
Elephant Butte Reservoir, the largest lake in New Mexico, is located five miles north of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico on the Rio Grande. The surface area of this lake is approximately 36,499 acres (57.03 square miles). Other large lakes include Navajo Lake and Red Bluff Reservoir, which exceed 26,796 surface area acres.
State and National Parks
New Mexico has 35 state parks and 2 national parks.
|Nickname||Land of Enchantment|
|Neighboring States||Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, and Utah|
|Regions||Great Plains, Colorado Plateau, Rocky Mountains, and Basin and Range|
|State Flower||Yucca Flower|
|State Bird||Greater Roadrunner|
|Big Game||Deer, elk, bear, cougar, pronghorn antelope, barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, and javelina|
|Small Game||Eurasian collared-doves, grouse, pheasant, quail, and squirrel|
|Freshwater Fish||Bluegill, spotted bass, crappie, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass|
|Total Acreage||77.8 million acres|
|Total Public Land Acreage||27 million acres|
|Average Annual Rainfall||13 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||40.6 million acres|
|Woodlands by Acreage||24.7 million acres|
|Primary Crops||Pecans, Dairy, and Cattle|
|Main Rivers||Rio Grande, Pecos River, and Canadian River|
|Largest Lake||Elephant Butte Reservoir|
|Other Lakes||Navajo Lake, Red Bluff Reservoir, and Caballo Lake|
|Other Tributaries||Chama River, Devils River, Gallinas River, Rio Hondo, and the Cimarron River|
Our Rural Real Estate Offices
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