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May Meeting of the Native Plant Society of N.M.

Wednesday May 2, 2018

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
US

Phone: 841-2802
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Charlie Jackson

Phone: 505 288-0937
Website: Click to Visit

A fascinating discussion of the native plant island concept and its application at The Pueblo of Santa Ana.

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Mike Halverson will present "Native Plant Islands and Other Plant Propagation Projects by Santa Ana Native Plants (Santa Ana Nursery)."

Halverson, a self-taught horticulturist with decades of reclamation and plant propagation experience, has now been working as the manager of the nursery at Tamaya since 2011.

The Pueblo of Santa Ana is still undergoing what might be called one of the greatest and ongoing cultural/ecological catastrophes of the late twentieth century.

The construction of the Jemez Canyon Dam in 1953 and the draining of the Jemez Canyon Reservoir in October 2001 left about 200 acres of saturated silt and clay fully exposed to unsuspecting Sandhill Cranes and initiated the predicted channel incision of the pueblo's nearly 400 acres of Rio Jemez bosque, exacerbating the associated colonization of salt cedar, Russian olive and Siberian elm.

Cultural resource surveys were then conducted there because roads and weirs were needed to limit further erosion.

About that time, Tamaya started its Native Plant and Tree Nursery for the conservation of its natural resources and the preservation of its threatened archaeological sites.

Join us for this fascinating discussion of the 'native plant island' concept and its application at The Pueblo of Santa Ana.