Sand Dune Lizard

Sand dune lizard

The Fund, together with the Bureau of Land Management, has protected 7,440 acres of land about 35 miles east of Roswell, New Mexico. This area is home to the sand dune lizard, which only occurs in southeastern New Mexico and is a candidate for federal listing.  The Lesser Prairie-Chicken/Sand Dune Lizard Working Group, with representatives from conservation groups, the oil and gas industry and ranchers, plus local, state and federal agencies, developed a conservation strategy for the species that was adopted by the BLM in May 2008.

Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service