Pritzlaff Ranch

The Biophilia Foundation purchased Pritzlaff Ranch from the Nature Conservancy in 1999 to protect and restore its ecological and cultural heritage. The foundation restored streams and applied progressive forest management techniques to over 800 acres of forest. Biophilia also restored a series of beautiful Pueblo frescoes painted in the 1940s by Ma Pe Wi.
The ranch serves as an exceptional resource for the education and training of landowners, public school students and teachers, university students, and professional forest workers on topics of conservation and sustainable management of forests and watersheds.
A storymap prepared by the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute provides a virtual forest tour.
Funding and technical partners have included Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage, the Natural Resource Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency of USDA, and the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department.