Rita Blanca National Grassland

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Rita Blanca National Grassland
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
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Map showing the location of Rita Blanca National Grassland
Map showing the location of Rita Blanca National Grassland
Location Dallam County, Texas and Cimarron County, Oklahoma, USA
Nearest city Dalhart, Texas
Coordinates 36°26′02″N 102°36′00″W / 36.434°N 102.6°W / 36.434; -102.6Coordinates: 36°26′02″N 102°36′00″W / 36.434°N 102.6°W / 36.434; -102.6[1]
Area 92,989 acres (37,631 ha)[2]
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
http://www.fs.usda.gov/cibola

Rita Blanca National Grassland is a National Grassland on the Great Plains. It is located in northern Dallam County, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle, and in southern Cimarron County, Oklahoma, in the western Oklahoma Panhandle.

It is not a solid block of protected land, but rather several small blocks of U.S. Forest Service owned native prairie grasslands. It has a land area of 92,989 acres (37,631 ha).[2]

The grassland is administered by the Cibola National Forest, along with the Great Plains Black Kettle National Grassland, Kiowa National Grassland, and McClellan Creek National Grassland, and forest ranger districts in New Mexico. The Cibola National Forest headquarters are located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There are local ranger district offices located in Clayton, New Mexico.[3][4]

The principal city in the area is Dalhart, Texas, which houses the XIT Museum.

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  1. ^ "Rita Blanca National Grassland". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Land Areas of the National Forest System". U.S. Forest Service. January 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 

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