|Albuquerque Wildlife Federation||
This year’s May project, the weekend of May 20-22, is associated with a spring and wetlands located at a campground along Bear Trap Canyon in the San Mateo Mountains of the US Forest Service's Magdalena Ranger District. We will be rehabilitating an old road — removing an old barbed wire fence, clearing downed timber, building rock structures along the road, and reseeding the old road bed.
Many of you have helped work on restoration efforts at Limestone Canyon, located near this year’s project area. We have had great success at Limestone Canyon, but a tree thinning contract which will be performed during May prevents our return this year. The thinning will complement our work in the canyon. We hope to return there next year to maintain the induced meandering structures we have installed.
Once again, we have the pleasure of working with the Magdalena District Wildlife Biologist, Dave Heft (who is counting the days until his retirement). Dave will provide us with insight on the purpose for this project and give us an update on the progress in Limestone Canyon.
We need about 25 volunteers. The drive is about 2 ½ hours from Albuquerque.
Bring gloves, sunscreen, hat, and clothing layers. It’s cold there at night, so two sleeping bags or warm sleepwear is recommended. Breakfast burritos, coffee, and tea water will be provided on Saturday morning. Snacks and drinks will be provided during the day. Saturday evening will be our traditional barbecue/potluck. Bison and veggie burgers will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and food for Friday evening, Saturday lunch, and Sunday breakfast (potluck leftovers are often sufficient to feed us all on Sunday).
Additional details and directions will be provided after registration.