Man-made beaver-style dams help restore land in New Mexico

As part of a long-term restoration project, there will be built 34 dams, which would help wildlife to return back. This is a good example how areas like this can be restored.

JEMEZ SPRINGS — In the pastures of the Jemez Mountains, where meadows act like sponges for snowmelt and monsoon rain, lies a small oasis. And in a time of drought, it’s this brook stemming from the Rio Cebolla that provides a glimpse of hope for local wildlife and nearby communities. Employees from various departments of the U.S. Forest Service and volunteers spread out along a narrow streambed just north of the Jemez Pueblo last week to construct nine beaver-style dams as part of a long-term restoration project. Under an open sky, outfitted in water boots and mud-splattered T-shirts, they […]

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