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Southern Colorado Plateau Network (SCPN)

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site (HUTR)

Baskets from various tribes displayed on the trading post<br />ceiling (Courtesy Stephanie Kuhar) Pueblo Colorado Wash<br />(SCPN photo) Cottonwood catkins (flowers) emerging in early spring<br />(SCPN photo) Western terrestrial garter snake<br />(Courtesy Navajo Natural Heritage Program) Hogan<br />(SCPN photo) Pueblo Colorado Wash and streamside vegetation<br />(SCPN photo) Sedges and other riparian vegetation along Pueblo<br />Colorado Wash (SCPN photo) Navajo rug being woven on an upright loom<br /> (Courtesy Stephanie Kuhar) Sagebrush lizard<br />(Courtesy Navajo Natural Heritage Program) Shrub vegetation adjacent to stream corridor<br />(SCPN photo) New Mexico spadefoot toad<br />(Courtesy Navajo Natural Heritage Program) Long strings of black toad eggs<br />(SCPN photo) Hubbell Trading Post<br />(SCPN photo) Monitoring vegetation<br />(SCPN photo)

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Location of Hubbell Trading Post NHS in the Southern Colorado Plateau Network. Click for larger image.

Hubbell Trading Post Historic Site encompasses 161 acres (65 ha) on the Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona. First designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1960, it was later designated as a National Historic Site in 1965. Located in the Ganado Valley at the base of Defiance Plateau, Hubbell Trading Post is the oldest continuously operating trading post on the Navajo Nation.

Shrubland communities predominate at Hubbell , with a small area pinyon-juniper woodlands. Much of the natural landscape at the park had been heavily manipulated by humans, who grazed livestock here and cultivated the land. However, after the NPS fenced out livestock, native plants and animals became more abundant.

Hubbell Trading Post NHS supports 2 amphibians, 86 birds, 5 fishes, 4 mammals, and 4 reptile species. The main water resource in the park is the intermittent flow in Pueblo Colorado Wash.

The Southern Colorado Plateau Network conducts long-term riparian monitoring at Hubbell Trading Post NHS.

Life Zones at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site

Hubbell Trading Post NHS has a very narrow elevation range (6,298-6,383 ft / 1,920–1,946 m) and is situated primarily in the Pinyon-Juniper Woodland life zone. Although juniper woodlands can be seen on the surrounding hills, almost no woodlands are present in the monument due to historic land use. Hubbell Trading Post has an average annual precipitation of 10.6 inches (269 mm).

Hubbell Trading Post  Life Zones

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