2015 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in Land and Ecosystem Stewardship

BEMP celebrated Earth Day 2015 with Governor Martinez, New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and other groups working to restore and protect the natural heritage and environmental health of the state. Governor Martinez and BEMP staff were joined by students from South Valley Academy and Bosque School, received the 2015 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in Land and Ecosystem Stewardship. Thank you … Read More

April 2015 Newsletter

2015 Crawford SymposiumThe 5th annual Crawford Symposium was held for the first time at the University of New Mexico with support from the UNM Biology Department and the Cebrin Goodman Youth, Education and Environment Project. Bosque School and UNM Biology plan to rotate hosting this event every other year. Thank you to all the Biology Department staff who helped make ... Read More

December 2014 Newsletter

Fundamentals in the Field Fall Tour Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program Black Institute for Environmental Studies at Bosque School This fall BEMP hosted our annual Fall Field Tour with our community partners Will Barnes with the New Mexico State Land Office (SLO), Jennifer Owen-White with the Valle de Oro (VdO) National Wildlife Refuge and Paul Tashjian with the US Fish & … Read More

Fall 2014 Data Users Site Tour

Tingley Beach and the Albuquerque Overbank Project highlight the mosaic nature of the bosque! BEMP partnered with Natural Heritage New Mexico, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Army Corps of Engineers to show land managers two local examples of ecological mosaics on the landscape. Folks met at the Education Annex of the Aquarium/Botanic Gardens courtyard before heading to both sites. … Read More

September 2014 Newsletter

Summer Interns & Artists!High schoolers Maddie and Carlos worked with BEMP UNM staff Kim Fike to continue summer data collections of leaf litter, pitfall traps, precipitation gauges, groundwater wells, water chemistry. They also help with site maintenance and more! BEMP summer college artist Melina Baron-Deutsch (below on right) worked to create BEMP’s first bilingual ‘zine’! Melina shared her creation with ... Read More

Presentation: tamarisk leaf beetles at BEMP sites

On February 18 and 19, 2014 Science Coordinator Jennifer Schuetz and BEMP biologist Rowan Converse attended the “Riparian Restoration in the Western U.S.” conference in Grand Junction, CO, hosted by the Tamarisk Coalition. Jennifer gave an oral presentation on BEMP’s monitoring of ecosystem health in the bosque, highlighting our tamarisk leaf beetle monitoring conducted May to August 2013. Rowan presented … Read More

Bringing Back the Bosque Mosaic…

Science Coordinator Jennifer Schuetz presented a poster titled Bringing Back the Mosaic in the Middle Rio Grande Bosque at the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute conference that focused on ‘New Water Realities – Proposals for Meaningful Change’ in Albuquerque, NM on November 21-22, 2013.

BEMP receives 2012 Forest Service Chief’s Award for Engaging Urban America

Co-Directors Dan Shaw and Kim Eichhorst (PhD) received the 2012 Forest Service Chief’s Award for Engaging Urban America! Seventh grade students from the Albuquerque Institute of Math and Science (AIMS) joined our BEMP staff for the award in early spring of 2013. Three AIMS 7th grade classes rotate through the City of Albuquerque’s Tingley Beach site, known in BEMP as … Read More