3 BAR RANCH RIPARIAN REVEGETATION
Our crew has harvested poles and planted over 5000 cottonwood and willow trees on the 3 Bar Ranch. The 3 Bar Ranch is located on Terlingua Creek, one of the largest tributaries of the Rio Grande in this reach. This is just one of Rio Bravo Restoration's riparian revegetation projects in the region with a total of over 15,000 poles planted. These projects are considered critical to building resiliency to climate change in these arid watersheds.
WHITE RIVER VEGETATION MAPPING
We worked with a team from Sul Ross State University and Utah State to collect geospatial data and identify vegetation types for use in building a vegetation map to inform future management on this reach of the White River in Utah. Data collected was also used to perform an accuracy assessment of the mapping project.
CUATROCIÉNEGAS MAPPING PROJECT
Rio Bravo Restoration travelled to Cuatro Cienegas in Coahuila, Mexico to assist a group of partners working with La Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP) to map changes in the size of Cienegas. This critical resource is threated by changes in local hydrology due to pumping and monitoring is critical to informing future management and conservation.
BIG RIVER VEGETATION MONITORING
We have been involved with the project for over 14 years. Rio Bravo Restoration has provided botanists, surveyors, and river/backcountry logistical support on this long-term vegetation monitoring protocol. The data will help partners to better understand the relationship between river flows, vegetation management, and changes in riparian plant communities.
STAFFING AND LOGISTICAL SUPPORT FOR ACCURACY ASSESSMENT OF VEGETATION MAPS
Rio Bravo Restoration worked provided botanists, field technicians, and camp logistics for the contractor conducting accuracy assessments of vegetation maps in Big Bend National Park, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Mojave National Preserve, and Death Valley National Park.
ARUNDO DONAX AND SALT CEDAR CONTROL
Rio Bravo Restoration has worked with Big Bend National Park and CONANP as the primary contractor working on over 75 km of river to control Arundo donax and has worked independently and in a support role on multiple river based Salt Cedar control projects on the Rio Grande and it's tributaries.