2013 New Land At Petrified Forest

Newly added land to Petrified Forest National Forest

Known as the McCauley Ranch, the acreage acquired in January 2013 lies east of the historic remains of Puerco Pueblo and will connect lands already protected within Petrified Forest National Park. The protection of this land will preserve the natural viewshed that visitors experience as they drive on the main road through the park. The Conservation Fund will temporarily hold and protect the land until it can be purchased and transferred to the National Park Service later this year.  Photo by Andrew Kearns/National Park Service.