Long-Term Ecological Monitoring
To evaluate the success of our restoration projects, the Save Our Bosque Task Force has developed a long-term vegetation monitoring protocol. We measure vegetation characteristics before the implementation of our projects and after each project is completed. Completed projects are then monitored in perpetuity on a regular basis.
Vegetation monitoring protocols include:
Belt Transects for woody species
Presence/absence of Tamarisk Leaf Beetles
We also perform sweep-net surveys for Tamarisk Leaf Beetles on a subset of our project sites.
The majority of this monitoring data is collected by our summer interns.