Vegetation Restoration on the Pecos River in East Central New Mexico: Lessons Learned
KeywordsEast Central New Mexico
establishing cottonwoods and willows
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CitationStovall, S. (2017). Vegetation Restoration on the Pecos River in East Central New Mexico: Lessons Learned. Rangelands, 39(1), 28-31.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
AbstractIn this article, I share river restoration techniques for land owners whose ranch property boundaries extend to the middle of a river. These lessons learned may help other ranchers save money and time if they should decide to tackle similar river restoration projects. Restoration techniques include fencing, vegetation replanting, and addressing the challenges encountered from floods, droughts, and stray cattle. Dramatic changes in vegetation composition occur more quickly than originally planned. © 2016 The Society for Range Management