Rio Grande Return
We use low-tech conservation techniques to restore New Mexican land, working in tandem with the land as nature intended.
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Riparian restoration through revegetative efforts, removal of invasive vegetation, and in-stream installations.
Native plant propagation and conversion of agricultural fields into wildlife habitat.
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NMDA’s Healthy Soil Program grant helps state’s most urban SWCD
In partnership with the City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Division and Ciudad Soil & Water Conservation District we’ve implemented a long term project at Candelaria Nature Preserve. The scope of this project is to regenerate this once upon a time alfalfa farm back into its historical makeup of wetlands, riparian vegetation, and a mix of upland grasses and shrubs supporting a diversity of wildlife. This project wouldn’t be possible without our partners, volunteers, and the generous grant from NMDA’s Healthy Soil Program. Read all about it here in the latest blog post by Isabelle Jenniches and be sure to watch the beautiful video commissioned by the NMDA.
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Harvey Jones Bioswale in the News
Thanks to the Albuquerque Journal and to the Santa Fe Reporter for sharing lovely articles on our recent planting project along the Harvey Jones Channel in Corrales. Thanks also to PBS for the video below showing what...
State Land Office Monitoring
Santa Fe County, NM and Socorro County, NM In Fall 2021, we conducted Year 2 monitoring on two State Land Office parcels as part of an effort to better understand the impacts of land management practices and...
Harvey Jones Channel
Corrales, NM A bend in the swale: during planting, after planting, after water release. The Harvey Jones Bioswale is a green stormwater infrastructure project implemented as a collaboration between TNC (The Nature...