Creosote: the troublesome water-hungry star attraction of the joint NM SRM, BLM Restore New Mexico, Dona Ana SWCD Tour
The West Potrillos Outdoor Classroom
Our official looking convoy attracted the attention of the Border Partol
A well planned tour anticipates every contingency
BLM Rangeland Management Specialist Phil Smith explains the 27,000 acre project design, including wilderness study areas.
Lane Hauser, BLM: This three pound baggie full of pellets treats one entire acre.
West Potrillos rancher Dudley Williams: Partnerships Work!
Tom Phillip, BLM Wilderness, Cultural and Recreation Supervisor
Pat Mathis, NMDGF and Ray Lister, BLM
Sportsman John Moen: improved habitat works for for both cattle and wildlife!
Michael Quintana, NM State Land Office: we like projects that improve state lands
Nathan Small, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance: We support this project!
BLM LCDO's Range Powerpoint Team
Cattle adapted to their environment: water development is key to managing grazing distribution
Snake weed community seen enroute: where's the creosote? (soils play a role)
Golden Eagle turns his back on our calvacade
Chihuahuan grasslands north of I-10 - why no woody shrubs here?
Lunchtime for the Three Amigos: Dennis Alexander, Joe Delk, & Jerry Schickendanz
Our Tour Sponsor (Lunch!): Greg Apers, DOW Agro Science
12:47:35 PM Tail Gate Science Experiment: Which dissolves faster?
12:47:39 PM Time elapsed: 4 seconds
Rancher Steve Wilmeth, Lazy E Allotment: Rotational grazing can work on Public Lands
Bill Childress, BLM LCDO District Manager: Renewable Energy Projects
Lert's skip the talk and go take a look at the pasture!
Now, which white vehicle am I riding in?
Grass response following treatment of creosote
Looking from treated into untreated area
BLM Range Improvement Specialist Lane Hauser
Note untreated (left) and treated (right) areas in background
NRCS Don Ashby fills in for the recently retired Hollis Fuchs
NRCS State Conservationist Dennis Alexander discussing partnerships
Untreated gravelly site
Response on treated gravelly site
Jim McCormick, BLM Assistant District Manager for Renewable Resources
Brandon Bestlemeyer, ARS Research Ecologist, discusses project monitoring program
Laura Burkett, ARS Range Technician: looking for increases in song birds and banner-tailed kangeroo rats
Skeleton of treated creosote, surrounded by grasses
Last one through close the gate!