The Sonoran desert has grasslands, too.

View of the lush green San Rafael grasslands of southern Arizona and northern Mexico, framed by a cloudy blue sky.

Detailed Description

The San Rafael grasslands are a diverse ecosystem in southern Arizona along the U.S./Mexico border region, a part of the Madrean Archipelago ecoregion. The USGS RAMPS program conducts collaborative research in this area, in places where land productivity and erosion threaten lives (wildlife) and livelihoods. 


Image Dimensions: 1632 x 1224

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: 31.453430000000 / -110.595920000000

Location Taken: Patagonia, AZ, US