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Native Plant Society Visits Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Project
Southwest Region, August 14, 2005
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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program staff, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, participated in a field trip organized by the Native Plant Society of New Mexico to tour a Partners project area where non-native grasses and trees were removed from 8 acres of riparian habitat, and the site replanted with native grasses, shrubs and trees. The staff member gave a presentation on the Partners Program to 25 landowners and provided brochures, FAQ's and applications. The site visit was part of the Native Plant Society's annual meeting and included participants from across New Mexico. Many attendees were very interested in this voluntary program to restore wildlife habitat on their private land. This outreach could result in new partnerships and the restoration of riparian habitats that could benefit such species as the southwestern willow flycatcher (federally endangered), bald eagle (federally threatened), and the Rio Grande silvery minnow (federally endangered).

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov



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