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  • Panoramic view of land in the ejido “Piedritas” (“little Stones”) within the Ocampo Flora and Protection Area © hcabral/TNC
  • An abandoned miner’s house crumbles in the Ocampo Flora and Protection Area with the mountains of Big Bend National Park visible in the background. © hcabral/TNC
  • Panorama of the Sierra de San Vicente Ranch in the Ocampo Flora and Protection Area with the mountains of Big Bend National Park visible in the background. © hcabral/TNC
  • Panoramic view of the Sierra de San Vicente Ranch in the Ocampo Flora and Protection Area © hcabral/TNC
  • Mountains rise from the desert floor in the ejido “Sierra de San Vicente” in the Ocampo Flora and Protection Area. © hcabral/TNC
  • Grasslands give way to mountains on the Media Luna Ranch in the Ocampo Flora and Protection Area © hcabral/TNC
  • The Media Luna Ranch in the Ocampo Flora and Protection Area features characteristic Chihuahuan Desert vegetation. © hcabral/TNC
  • Ejidatarios process the candelilla, or ‘little candle,’ plant (Euphorbia antisyphilitica) to extract its wax for use in cosmetics and fruit packaging. © hcabral/TNC
  • Ejidatarios process the candelilla, or ‘little candle,’ plant (Euphorbia antisyphilitica) to extract its wax for use in cosmetics and fruit packaging. © hcabral/TNC
  • Rock art can be found on ejido land in the Ocampo Flora and Protection Area © hcabral/TNC
  • Stone walls prevent erosion in the Ocampo waterways that drain into the Rio Grande. © hcabral/TNC
  • Gabions (retaining structures built of rock and chicken wire) prevent erosion in the Ocampo waterways that drain into the Rio Grande. © hcabral/TNC
  • Stone walls prevent erosion in the Ocampo waterways that drain into the Rio Grande. © hcabral/TNC
  • This fossilized dinosaur egg is one of many geological treasures found in Ocampo, an area rich in fossil deposits from the Mesozoic period with outcroppings of fossilized trees and vertebrates © hcabral/TNC
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