December 8, 2017 – More than 20 years ago, Dan Shaw co-founded the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program, or BEMP, with the late-Cliff Crawford, a biology professor at the University of New Mexico. Today, thousands of New Mexico students from the upper Rio Grande to Las Cruces participate in the program. Students learn about science and the river's ecosystem, all while collecting data that is used by scientists and resource managers.
For this month's episode of Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future, correspondent Laura Paskus joins Shaw, his staffers, and two students from South Valley Academy to learn about BEMP--and the bosque.
For more information:
Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program: http://bemp.org/