TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGMENT AND RESTORATION OF BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT ADMINISTERED RANGELANDS IN NEW MEXICO
Range Management Research
Project Number: 3050-11210-007-93
Start Date: Aug 23, 2010
End Date: Aug 22, 2015
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages 13.5 million acres of public land in New Mexico. The mission of the BLM is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the resources and land entrusted to it for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations through balanced management within the framework of the laws. To meet the goals of the BLM mission, the agency must have reliable sources of sound science concerning rangeland resources within its jurisdiction in support of the Bureau's overall vegetation management program, and rangeland health assessment and evaluations.
1) Provide landscape stratified protocols, with control sites for evaluation of landscape-scaled brush controled treatments. 2) Evaluate new research-based soil-plant-endophyte technologies to enhance establishment of perennial grasses on disturbed Chihuahuan desert rangelands.