Bosque del Apache

by | Feb 15, 2021 | Past Projects, Restoration Projects

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio, NM, 2021


2021 removal of salt cedar and Russian olive from 362 acres of palustrine emergent wetland, floodplain forest, and floodplain savannah, including screwbean mesquite wet meadow. Restoring this habitat will provide important forage and habitat for the waterbirds, shorebirds and raptors of the Bosque del Apache.

Salt cedar and Russian olive trees and rootballs were extracted and piled; they will be burned by USFWS fire crews in optimal conditions in order to minimize negative impact on the existing native vegetation.