Project Name: Jemez Mountain Riparian Forest Re-Vegetation
Location: Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve
Number of Trees: 100,000
Since October 2010, parts of New Mexico, along with the rest of the Southwest, have experienced a drought that most experts expect to last through most of 2012.
One way to protect the precious remaining water is to care for and restore the state’s forests and trees:
Recognizing the important benefit of trees to water quality and quantity in streams and rivers, American Forests is partnering with WildEarth Guardians in 2012 to reforest areas along some of New Mexico’s streams. From aspens to willows to dogwoods and more, 100,000 will be planted along three streams in the upper headwaters of the Jemez Mountains — Rito Penas Negras, Rio San Antonio and Rito de los Indios. These plantings will restore areas damaged from livestock grazing and off-highway vehicles and will improve water quality.
This project was supported by our corporate partner, the Alcoa Foundation.
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