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Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB)
National Monument preserves a major part of this gypsum dune field, along with the plants and animals that have adapted successfully t

Prevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents (PRSBI)
Provides senior state, tribal and local emergency responders with the knowledge and skills needed to develop policies for the prevention, interdiction, response, and mitigation of a suicide bombing attack.

nd created the largest gypsum dune field in the world. The
dunes, brilliant and white, are ever changing. They grow, crest, then slump but always advance. Slowly but relentlessly the sand, driven by strong southwest winds, co

of the dune field, even plants and animals adapted to desert condi
tions struggle to survive. Only a few species of plants grow rapidly enough to survive burial by the moving dunes, but several types of small animals have evolved white colorations to camouflage them in the gypsum sand. White Sands National Monument preserves a major part of this gypsum dune field, along with the plants and animals that have adapted successfully to this constantly changing enviro

nment.At the northern en

d of the Chihuahuan Desert lies a mountain-ringed valley, the T
ularosa Basin. Rising from the heart of this basin is one of the world's great natural wonders-the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert here and created the largest gypsum dune field in the world. The dunes, brilliant and white, are ever changing. They grow, crest, then slump but always advance. Slowly but relentlessly the sand, driven by strong southwest winds, covers everything in its path. Within the extremely harsh environment of the dune field, even plants and animals adapted to desert conditions struggle to survive. Only a few species of plants grow rapidly enough to survive burial by the moving dunes, but several types of small animals have evol

ved white colorations to

camouflage them in th

e gypsum sand. White Sands National Monument preserves a major part of this gypsum dune field, along with the plants and animals that have adapted successfully to this constantly changing environment.At the northern end of the Chihuah

uan Desert lies a mountin-ra

inged valley, the Tul

arosa Basin. Rising from the heart of this basin is one of the world's great natural wonders-the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes o

he moving dunes, but several types of small animals hav

National Domestic Preparedness Councile evolved white colorations to camouflage them in the gypsum sand. White Sands National MonNDPCument preserves a major part of this gypsum dune field, along with the plants and animals that have adapted successfully to this constantly changing environment.At the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert lies a mountain-ringed valley, the Tularosa Basin. Rising fr

om the heart of this basin is one of the world's great natural wonders-the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave

changing. They grow, crest, then slump but always advance. Slowly but relentlessly the sand, driven by stro

ng southwest winds

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