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Private Lands Agreement to PlantNative Vegetation in the Riparian Zone Along the San Francisco River in Southwestern New Mexico
Southwest Region, July 26, 2006
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The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in the New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office funded habitat restoration work on private lands along the San Francisco River, a tributary to the Gila River, approximately 8 miles south of Reserve, New Mexico.  Restoration of the riparian area will include hand removal of invasive and non-native species.  Natural re-vegetation will be supplemented through planting willow, cottonwood and alder in areas where they have not re-established on their own. A variety of native flora such as raspberry, chokecherry, elderberry and other indigenous plants including wetland and riparian sedges and grasses will be planted.  Restoration of the project area will also involve providing educational opportunities for children and adults through workshops and classes.

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



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