Beyond Automobiles: Native Plant Stewardship, Revegetation, and Highway Ecology at New Mexico Department of Transportation

Steven Gisler serves as New Mexico Department of Transportation’s newly appointed liaison with the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, and will provide an overview of the Department’s programs for encouraging native plants and pollinators along our state’s vast network of highways.  He will describe current practices and challenges of planting and maintaining native species along roadsides, new initiatives for using native plants for dust control and water quality protection, and how the DOT handles endangered plants.  Steven is eager to share his ideas and receive your suggestions for improved communication and collaboration between NPSNM and the DOT.