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Aligning Ecological Restoration and Community Interests through Active Experimentation

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Creation
2014-03-14 01:23:52
Last Update
2017-11-30 14:30:24
Start Date
2012-09-03
End Date
2013-08-30
Start Date
2012-09-03 05:00:00
End Date
2013-08-30 05:00:00

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LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Connie Maxwell(Principal Investigator), Peter Stacey(Co-Investigator), Richard Davidson(Co-Investigator), Alamosa Creek and the Cañada Alamosa Community - New Mexico Community Foundation(Cooperator/Partner), Monticello Canyon Association(Cooperator/Partner), US FWS - New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office(Cooperator/Partner), 2014-03-14(creation), 2017-11-30(lastUpdate), 2012-09-03(Start), 2013-08-30(End), Aligning Ecological Restoration and Community Interests through Active Experimentation, https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/53225a28e4b0af5da0bcb49a

Summary

Overgrazing and fire suppression have led to a loss of deep soils and vegetative cover in the 420,000 acre Alamosa Creek watershed in southwestern New Mexico. Rain and snow melt are no longer held by the soils and released slowly, but run off in floods, resulting in catastrophic flows and severe erosion that contribute sediment to Elephant Butte Dam. The diverse community of farmers that irrigate 800 acres of valley land on 49 farms in Cañada Alamosa are looking to revive traditional and develop innovate new practices to maintain their way of life. Partnerships are required to design new land management practices between scientists and local land managers. This project is a component of a larger Alamosa Land Institute goal to restore [...]

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Purpose

Develop new information about local needs and ecological conditions in the agricultural community of Canada Alamosa and test the effectiveness of traditional resource management practices combined with restoration techniques supporting sustainable economic development. Analyze existing example projects and the potential for demonstrating efficiency of restoring a riparian buffer within the existing Alamosa Creek channel and along irrigation ditches, planting field distractor crops and wind breaks and supporting habitat for pest predators. Develop a model that can be used for scientific and agency support for local land managers to maximize ecosystem services.

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valueOvergrazing and fire suppression have led to a loss of deep soils and vegetative cover in the 420,000 acre Alamosa Creek watershed in southwestern New Mexico. Rain and snow melt are no longer held by the soils and released slowly, but run off in floods, resulting in catastrophic flows and severe erosion that contribute sediment to Elephant Butte Dam. The diverse community of farmers that irrigate 800 acres of valley land on 49 farms in Cañada Alamosa are looking to revive traditional and develop innovate new practices to maintain their way of life. Partnerships are required to design new land management practices between scientists and local land managers. This project is a component of a larger Alamosa Land Institute goal to restore [...]
projectStatusCompleted

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year2012
fundingSources
amount35113.32
recipientAlamosa Land Institute
sourceU.S. Bureau of Reclamation
totalFunds35113.32
year2012
fundingSources
amount25000.0
recipientAlamosa Land Institute
sourceAlamosa Creek and the Cañada Alamosa Community - New Mexico Community Foundation
matchingtrue
totalFunds25000.0
year2012
fundingSources
amount10319.4
recipientAlamosa Land Institute
sourceAlamosa Land Institute
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totalFunds10319.4
totalFunds70432.72

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