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December 5, 2018

Conservation of our lobo, the Mexican gray wolf

Last Tuesday, a crew of 11 dedicated students left Albuquerque before the sun was even hinting at its return to the sky to help conserve one of the most endangered subspecies of wolves in the world: our lobo, the Mexican gray wolf.

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November 15, 2018

Turtle Trapping at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

While most students were enjoying an extended weekend in the middle of October, a dedicated crew of Bosque School and University of New Mexico (UNM) scholars spent four days trapping and taking genetic samples of freshwater turtles

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November 5, 2018

Management Strategies of a Senescing Rio Grande Cottonwood Bosque

The Rio Grande’s bosque, as we have come to know it across our lifetimes, is an ecological anomaly. The cottonwood gallery forest that stretches several hundred miles between the banks of the Rio Grande and its adjacent irrigation ditches is, generally speaking, comprised mostly of the same age class of trees.

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August 17, 2018

In the field with Albuquerque Sign Language Academy

Following the footsteps of crews of young adults from the deaf and hard of hearing community who work with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC), this crew was created for individuals who want to engage with conservation and outdoor work but who are too young to participate in the RMYC crews.

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July 23, 2018

Turtles, trees and jackrabbits: Public school students head to the river

… For the 3rd summer in a row, the 6th graders were in and out of the pond every week to check turtle traps. They caught painted turtles and snapping turtles, which they handled expertly as they took measurements…

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May 2, 2018

Bosque del Apache – BEMP’s 33rd BEMP site!

It was muddy… really, really, muddy. The cold February nights didn’t have much of a chance against the quick warming sunshine that had us in t-shirts before lunch.

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March 23, 2018

The Bosque’s Broken Heart: The Future of the Rio Grande Cottonwood

People use this forest for recreation, education, and for some it even has spiritual meaning. The cottonwood tree, specifically is held sacred in many tribes of the southwest.

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November 6, 2017

Rio Research Roundup

High school biology students have been working hard studying the wildlife of the Rio Grande. This is one New Mexico student’s report.

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October 25, 2017

Watching the Wolves

High school students Juli and Glen have been working hard the last few months developing and studying the effectiveness of enrichment items for captive Mexican gray wolves.

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October 3, 2017

Why do we monitor for tamarisk leaf beetles along the Rio Grande?

What an exciting summer it has been smacking salt cedar trees with an insect net!

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