By Jane E. Mygatt,David C. Lightfoot,Jean-Luc E. Cartron,Sandra L. Brantley,Timothy K. Lowrey

Extending from the spillway less than Cochiti Dam, approximately fifty miles north of Albuquerque,
to the headwaters of Elephant Butte Reservoir, close to fact or outcomes within the southern component to New Mexico, the center Rio Grande Bosque is greater than a cottonwood wooded area or wooded area. it's a entire riverside environment, one of the extra vital within the world's arid regions.

Every day hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to the bosque come upon wildlife they cannot establish. Researchers and municipal, county, country, and federal source employer body of workers desirous about the bosque's administration want to know how vegetation and animals are associated with their habitats.

With descriptions of greater than 700 crops and animals illustrated with colour pictures, this authoritative consultant is the 1st of its variety for the center Rio Grande Bosque and is a useful source for land managers, academics, scholars, eco-buffs, and nature fanatics. It additionally unearths the $64000 position the bosque performs in New Mexico's normal heritage.

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Timothy ok. Lowrey is a curator and professor with the Museum of Southwestern Biology, UNM.

Jane E. Mygatt is a senior assortment supervisor with the Museum of Southwestern Biology, UNM.

Sandra L. Brantley is a examine affiliate professor with the Museum of Southwestern Biology, UNM.

David C. Lightfoot is a examine affiliate professor with the Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB), UNM, and a senior ecologist with SWCA Environmental Consultants.

Jean-Luc E. Cartron (M.D., 1991, collage of Paris Val de Marne, France; and Ph.D., 1995, Biology, college of recent Mexico) is a learn assistant professor at UNM and the director of the Drylands Institute New Mexico place of work. He has written various articles on raptor ecology and is the editor of Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Conservation in Northern Mexico.

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"...a uncomplicated, informative device for a person venturing into the bosque." -- New Mexico Magazine

"This is a brilliant source for nature lovers traveling the realm in addition to scholars and professionals." -- natural world Activist

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