BEMP researches overall bosque health and the impact of the ecological drivers of flood, fire, climate, and human alteration.

  • BEMP’s lead science partner is the University of New Mexico Department of Biology
  • BEMP findings are requested and used — by state, local, tribal, and federal resource managers – and inform multi-million dollar bosque management decisions.
  • BEMP’s scientific protocols are consistent with agency guidelines
  • A tested and effective quality assurance program is supervised by the UNM scientists.
  • BEMP answers the questions, “What are the results of particular management decisions and actions?” and, “What are the best management practices for bosque restoration?”
“We use BEMP data in evaluating our Middle Rio Grande Restoration Projects. BEMP’s vegetation and arthropod data helps give us a sense of the ecological health of a site before we begin a restoration project and during the restoration process.”Ondrea Hummel, Ecologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District.