The Yerba Mansa Project: Community-Driven Native Plant Restoration in the Bosque

Herbalist, landscape geographer, and native plant conservationist Dara Saville tells us about this all-volunteer project to restore native plant communities in the bosque and at the same time provide educational outreach. The project fosters fruitful community partnerships and creates an environment whereby citizens develop a greater appreciation of Albuquerque’s most treasured resource – the river and its associated riparian forest.

“Our work has focused on collecting baseline data, recruiting and training volunteer field crews, engaging in active restoration work, and providing educational opportunities for all ages. Come find out how we are changing native plant communities in the bosque and how you can get involved.”