Casa San Ysidro Heritage Field

by | Oct 11, 2021 | Habitat Conservation Projects, Native Seed Propagation

Corrales, NM, 2021 – present

The Heritage Field is an extension of Casa San Ysidro, an 18th-19th century Spanish Colonial home, which is managed by the Albuquerque Museum as a research center and public museum in Corrales, NM. The 2.38 acre field is protected from development through a conservation easement, and is dedicated to preserving agricultural heritage of the area and expanding educational programming and community involvement.

As stewards of this field, Rio Grande Return will maintain the field in production, growing out native seed in contract with the Institute for Applied Ecology as well as for our own restoration projects. This year, seed production includesasclepias subverticillata (horsetail milkweed),polanisia dodecandra (redwhisker clammyweed), ratibida columnifera (Mexican hat), andverbesina encelioides (golden crownbeard).


YCC crew members helping to weed the seed field and harvest polanisia dodecandra seed.

Thanks to our collaborators: Institute for Applied Ecology, Casa San Ysidro, the Albuquerque Museum, and the City of Albuquerque.