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

  • Photopoints

  • Vegetation Mapping

  • 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.

We are a grassroots 501(c)(3) organization working to preserve the Rio Grande bosque for this and future generations.

                                                                                P.O. Box 1527, Socorro, New Mexico 87801

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