Scenic landscape photo of the Gila Riparian Preserve
Gila Riparian Preserve The Conservancy’s Gila Riparian Preserve protects more than 1,200 acres of the Southwest’s fragile riparian habitat and the verdant gallery woodland along the river. © Erika Nortemann/The Nature Conservancy

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Gila River Wildlife

Trail camera photos from Gila Riparian Preserve

Dr. Keith Geluso, a biology professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, had a hypothesis: the Gila River and its floodplain—with its natural flow regime—likely support a vast number of mammals. But there wasn’t much research. That’s why he set up a camera at our Gila Riparian Preserve near Silver City. Here is a sampling of what he discovered.

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