Category Archives: Science

Students & Scientists Benefit From The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program

NMiF: Our Land

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.

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Our Land: Valle de Oro

NMiF: Our Land - Valle de Oro

November 10, 2017 – The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in the South Valley is an open green space surrounded by industrial businesses. It was once a dairy farm. When local residents heard the property was going up for sale in 2012, they came together to raise money to purchase it and craft a vision for a space as a welcoming area for recreation and wildlife.

We travel to the Valle de Oro this week with correspondent Laura Paskus in the latest installment of Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future.